New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||8,493 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2.06/km2 (5.3/sq mi)|
|Abolished||12 May 2016|
|Area||4,113 km2 (1,588.0 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Anne Jones (Independent)|
A 2015 review of local government boundaries recommended that the Wellington Council merge with the City of Dubbo to form a new council with an area of 7,536 square kilometres (2,910 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 51,000. Following an independent review, on 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government announced the dissolution of the Welington Shire Council and the Dubbo City Council, together with the establishment of the Western Plains Regional Council with immediate effect.
Former composition and election method
Prior to its dissolution, Wellington Council was composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors were elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor was elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the former Council was as follows:
The final Council, elected in 2012 and dissolved in 2016, in order of election, was:
|Graham Cross||Independent||Deputy Mayor|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wellington (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "Wellington Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 9 November 2006.
- "Merger proposal: Dubbo City Council, Wellington Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 7. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- "Western Plains Regional Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
- "Wellington Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
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