Weddin Shire

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Weddin Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°54′S 148°09′E / 33.900°S 148.150°E / -33.900; 148.150Coordinates: 33°54′S 148°09′E / 33.900°S 148.150°E / -33.900; 148.150
Population 3,701 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 1.0853/km2 (2.811/sq mi)
Area 3,410 km2 (1,316.6 sq mi)
Mayor Mark Liebich (Unaligned)
Council seat Grenfell[2]
Region Central West
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Hume
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Website Weddin Shire
LGAs around Weddin Shire:
Lachlan Forbes Cabonne
Bland Weddin Shire Cowra
Temora Hilltops Hilltops

Weddin Shire is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The shire's major town is Grenfell and it also includes the small towns of Caragabal, Greenethorpe and Quandialla.

The mayor of Weddin Shire Council is Cr Mark Liebich, who is unaligned with any political party.


The Weddin Shire Council Chambers, in Grenfell.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Weddin Shire Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Mark Liebich Unaligned Mayor[4]
  Paul Best Independent
  Craig Bembrick Unaligned
  Stephen O'Byrne Independent
  Stuart Mackellar Independent
  Carly Brown Independent
  Jan Parlett Independent
  Phillip Diprose Independent
  John Niven Unaligned


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Weddin Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 12 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Weddin Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Councillors". Council. Weddin Shire Council. 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.