Armidale Regional Council

The Armidale Regional Council is a local government area in the New England and Northern Tablelands regions of New South Wales, Australia. This area was formed in 2016 from the merger of the Armidale Dumaresq Shire with the surrounding Guyra Shire.[3]

Armidale Regional
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates30°30′S 151°40′E
Population
 • Density3.41596/km2 (8.8473/sq mi)
Established2016
Area8,621 km2 (3,328.6 sq mi)
MayorSimon Murray (Independent)
Council seatArmidale
RegionNew England
State electorate(s)Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s)New England
WebsiteArmidale Regional
LGAs around Armidale Regional:
Inverell Shire Glen Innes Severn Clarence Valley
Uralla Armidale Regional Bellingen
Uralla Walcha Kempsey

The combined area covered the urban area of Armidale and the surrounding region, extending primarily eastward from the city through farming districts to the gorges and escarpments that mark the edge of the Northern Tablelands.

The Mayor of the Armidale Regional Council is Cr. Simon Murray, an independent politician.

History

On 1 July 2019, Tingha was transferred from Armidale Region to Inverell Shire.[4][5]

Main towns and villages

In addition to the main centre of Armidale and the town of Guyra, the villages located in the area include Ben Lomond, Black Mountain, Dangarsleigh, Ebor, Hillgrove, Kellys Plains, Llangothlin, and Wollomombi.

Heritage listings

The Armidale Regional Council area has a number of heritage-listed sites, including the following sites in Armidale:

Demographics

Selected historical census data for Armidale Regional local government area
Census year2016[1]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night29,449
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales60th
% of New South Wales population0.39%
% of Australian population0.13%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
Australian30.4%
English28.8%
Irish9.8%
Scottish8.4%
German3.4%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin1.1%
Arabic1.0%
Nepali0.5%
German0.4%
French0.2%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No religion27.4%
Anglican22.8%
Catholic20.2%
Presbyterian4.5%
Median weekly incomes
Personal incomeMedian weekly personal incomeA$561
% of Australian median income84.7%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$1465
% of Australian median income84.5%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$1173
% of Australian median income81.6%

Council

Armidale Regional Council is composed of eleven 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 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[18]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
  The Greens 1
  Country Labor Party 1
Total 11

The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of election, is:[18]

CouncillorPartyNotes
  Ian Tiley Independent
  Debra O'Brien Country Labor Party
  Simon Murray Independent Mayor[19]
  Margaret O'Connor Independent
  Helen Tickle Independent
  Jon Galletly Independent
  Dorothy Robinson The Greens Deputy Mayor[19]
  Libby Martin Independent
  Bradley Widders Unaligned
  Diane Gray Independent
  Andrew Murat Independent
  Peter Bailey Independent

See also

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Armidale Regional (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. "Armidale Regional Council". www.strongercouncils.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. "It's official Tingha is on the move to Inverell". Armidale Regional Council. Armidale Regional Council. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. "Tingha community joins Inverell Shire". Inverell Shire Council. 1 July 2019. Archived from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  6. "Armidale Post Office". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01312. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. "CBA Bank (former)". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00433. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. "Railway Turntable". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01233. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. "Armidale Railway Station and yard group movable relics". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01075. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. "St Mary & St Joseph Catholic Cathedral Group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01925. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. "Lands Board Office". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00963. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. "Booloominbah". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01768. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. "C B Newling Centre". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01769. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  14. "Roseneath". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00063. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  15. "Anglican Cathedral Church of St Peter Apostle and Martyr Precinct". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01924. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. "Saumarez Homestead". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01505. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  17. "High Conservation Value Old Growth forest". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01487. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  18. "Armidale Regional Council: Councillor Contest". Local Government Elections 2017. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  19. "Council elects new Mayor and Deputy Mayor". Armidale Regional Council. Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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