Wellington Council

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Wellington Council
New South Wales
Wellington LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°33′S 148°56′E / 32.550°S 148.933°E / -32.550; 148.933Coordinates: 32°33′S 148°56′E / 32.550°S 148.933°E / -32.550; 148.933
Population 8,493 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2.06/km2 (5.3/sq mi)
Area 4,113 km2 (1,588.0 sq mi)
Mayor Rod Buhr
Council seat Wellington[2]
Region Orana
State electorate(s) Orange
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Website Wellington Council
LGAs around Wellington Council:
Dubbo Warrumbungle Upper Hunter
Dubbo Wellington Council Mid-Western
Cabonne Cabonne Mid-Western

Wellington Council is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is located adjacent to the Macquarie River and the Mitchell Highway.

Wellington Council area includes Wellington, Maryvale, Geurie, North Yeoval, Dripstone, Mumbil, Stuart Town and Euchareena.

The Mayor of Wellington Council is Rod Buhr


Council offices, in Wellington.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Wellington 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 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Anne Jones Independent Mayor
  Pip Smith Independent
  Mark Griggs Independent
  David Grant Independent
  Rod Buhr Independent
  Graham Cross Independent Deputy Mayor
  Terry Dray Independent
  Marcus Hanney Independent
  Alison Conn Independent


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wellington (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wellington Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 9 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "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.