Wentworth Shire is a local government area in the far south-west Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. This Shire is located adjacent to the Murray and Darling Rivers. The Shire's major roads are the Sturt and the Silver City Highways. The Shire includes the towns of Wentworth, Buronga, Gol Gol, Dareton and Pooncarie.
Mayor of Wentworth Shire Council is Cr. Don McKinnon, an unaligned politician.
Council [ edit ]
The area of Wentworth was proclaimed a municipality on 23 January 1879.
The first Mayor was Mr. W. Gunn who held office from 1879 to 1880. [2 ] [3 ]
Current composition and election method [ edit ]
Wentworth 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 8 September 2012 and the makeup of the Council is as follows: [4 ]
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
elected on Brian Wakefield's [5 ] ticket
Elected on Don McKinnon's ticket
Elected on Bill Wheeldon's ticket
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