Deniliquin Council

Deniliquin Shire was a local government area in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales, Australia. At the date of its abolition, Deniliquin Council was the last rural local government area in New South Wales left consisting only of a rural town.

Deniliquin Council
New South Wales
Coordinates35°32′S 144°58′E
Population7,327 (2012)[1]
 • Density51.166/km2 (132.52/sq mi)
Area143.2 km2 (55.3 sq mi)
MayorCr. Lindsay Renwick (Independent)[2]
Council seatDeniliquin
State electorate(s)Murray
Federal Division(s)Farrer
WebsiteDeniliquin Council
LGAs around Deniliquin Council:
Conargo Conargo Conargo
Murray Deniliquin Council Conargo
Murray Murray Murray


A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Deniliquin Council merge with the Conargo Shire to form a new council with an area of 8,881 square kilometres (3,429 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 9,000.[3] On 12 March 2016, Deniliquin Council was abolished and, along with the former Conargo Shire, the area incorporated into the new Edward River Council.[4]


Composition and election method

The last election was due to be held on 8 September 2012. However, only seven candidates, being the below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested.[5] The makeup of the Council is as follows:[6]

  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The last Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[6]

  Peter Connell Unaligned
  Pat Fogarty Unaligned
  Ashley Hall Independent Deputy Mayor[2]
  Andrew Howley Independent
  Lindsay Renwick Independent Mayor[2]
  Jeff Shand Unaligned
  Susan Taylor Unaligned


  1. "3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2012.
  2. Munson, Graham (13 September 2012). "Deniliquin Council elects new mayor". Radio 2QN. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  3. "Merger proposal: Conargo Shire Council, Deniliquin Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  4. "Edward River Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  5. "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News. Australia. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  6. "Deniliquin Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.

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