Break O'Day Council
Break O'Day Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the northern part of the state's east coast. Break O'Day is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 6,232, the major towns of the region include St Helens, St Marys and Scamander.
|Break O'Day Council|
Map showing the Break O'Day local government area.
|• Density||1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)|
|Established||2 April 1993|
|Area||3,524 km2 (1,360.6 sq mi)|
|Council seat||St Helens|
|Region||Northern east coast|
|Website||Break O'Day Council|
History and attributes
Current composition and election method
Break O'Day Council is composed of nine Councillors elected using the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are each directly elected for a four-year term. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as Councillors in order to hold office. Elections are normally held in October, with the next election due to be held in October 2022. Neither the Labor Party nor the Liberal Party endorse local government candidates in Tasmania.
|Independents and Unaligned||9|
|John McGiveron||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
- ^1 At the 2018 election, John Tucker was elected to Council. Following the resignation of John Tucker after being elected to state parliament, a recount was conducted and Margaret Osborne was elected as councillor until the 2022 ordinary election.
|Suburb||Census population 2016||Reason|
|Dianas Basin||Incl in St. Helens|
|Four Mile Creek||96|
|Chain of Lagoons||21|
|Ormley||Incl. in Fingal|
|Tullochgorum||Incl. in Fingal|
|Fingal||405||Includes Ormley, Tolluchgorum, Frodsley|
|Mount Nicholas||Incl. in St. Mary's|
|Cullenswood||Incl. in St. Mary's|
|St. Mary's||682||Includes Mount Nicholas, Cullenswood|
|Upper Esk||26||Includes Roses Tier|
|Roses Tier||Incl. in Upper Esk|
|Frodsley||Incl. in Fingal|
|St. Helen's||2070||Includes Priory|
|Priory||Incl. in St. Helen's|
|Local government total||6,104||Gazetted Break O'Day Council Local Government Area|
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
- "Agency Details: Break O'Day Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Council: Elected Members". Your council. Break O'Day Council. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Break O'Day Council". Local Government Elections 2014. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- Break O'Day Council official website
- Local Government Association Tasmania
- Tasmanian Electoral Commission - local government