Cobar Shire

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Cobar Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 31°29′54″S145°40′04″E / 31.49833°S 145.66778°E / -31.49833; 145.66778 Coordinates: 31°29′54″S145°40′04″E / 31.49833°S 145.66778°E / -31.49833; 145.66778
Population
 • Density0.105458/km2 (0.27313/sq mi)
Established18 March 1884 (1884-03-18) [3]
Area44,065 km2 (17,013.6 sq mi)
MayorLilliane Brady (Unaligned)
Council seat Cobar
Region Orana
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
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Website Cobar Shire
LGAs around Cobar Shire:
Central Darling Bourke Brewarrina
Central Darling Cobar Shire Bogan
Central Darling Carrathool Lachlan

Cobar Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located in an outback area that is based on the mining town of Cobar. The Shire is traversed by the Barrier Highway and the Kidman Way. With a total area of 44,065 square kilometres (17,014 sq mi), about two-thirds the size of Tasmania, Cobar Shire is larger than Denmark and 99 other countries and self-governing territories, but its population is under 5000.

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Councillor Lilliane Brady served as the Mayor of Cobar Shire for almost 23 years, and died in 2021. [4] She was unaligned with any political party.

Villages and localities

The shire also includes several small outback towns and localities; the twin villages of Euabalong and Euabalong West in the far south east of the shire, Mount Hope, Nymagee and Irymple. [5]

Demographics

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04 there: [6]

Selected historical census data for Cobar Shire local government area
Census year2011 [7] 2016 [1]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night 4,710Decrease2.svg 4,647
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 114thIncrease2.svg 113th
% of New South Wales population
% of Australian population
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English
Australian
Italian
Chinese
Irish
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Italian
Mandarin
Cantonese
Korean
Greek
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic
No religion
Anglican
Eastern Orthodox
Buddhism
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal incomeA$
% of Australian median income
Family incomeMedian weekly family income
% of Australian median income
Household incomeMedian weekly household income
% of Australian median income

Council

Cobar Shire's administration office in 2017 Cobar Shire Council Administration Office, 2017 (01).jpg
Cobar Shire's administration office in 2017

Current composition and election method

Cobar Shire Council is composed of twelve 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. However, only twelve candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested. The makeup of the council is as follows: [8]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents and Unaligned12
Total12

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of appointment, is: [8]

CouncillorPartyNotes
Janine Lea-Barrett  Independent
Lilliane Brady  UnalignedMayor [9]
Peter Abbott UnalignedDeputy Mayor [9]
Peter Yench Independent
Julie Payne Independent
Gregory Martin Independent
Harley Toomey Unaligned
Peter Maxwell Unaligned
Tracey Kings Independent
Christopher Lehmann Unaligned
Jarrod Marsden Independent
Bob Sinclair Independent

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References

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  2. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2 July 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2020. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2019.
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  4. Wells, Jamelle (7 February 2021). "Cobar mayor Lilliane Brady, NSW's longest-serving female mayor, dies aged 90". ABC News. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  5. "Cobar Shire villages page" . Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  6. "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics . Retrieved 11 March 2007.
  7. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cobar (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 October 2012. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  8. 1 2 "Cobar Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2016. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  9. 1 2 "Mayor & Councillors" (Press release). Cobar Shire Council. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.