Leeton Shire

Leeton Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River and falls within the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Leeton Shire
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates34°33′S 146°24′E
Population
  • 11,168 (2016)[1]
  • 11,438 (2018 est.)[2]
 • Density9.570/km2 (24.786/sq mi)
Area1,167 km2 (450.6 sq mi)[3]
MayorPaul Maytom[4]
Council seatLeeton[5]
RegionRiverina
State electorate(s)Murray
Federal Division(s)Farrer[6]
WebsiteLeeton Shire
LGAs around Leeton Shire:
Carrathool Narrandera Narrandera
Griffith Leeton Shire Narrandera
Murrumbidgee Narrandera Narrandera

The Shire includes the town of Leeton and the small towns of Yanco, Gogeldrie, Whitton, Wamoon, Stoney Point, Murrami, Corbie Hill, Amesbury, Merungle Hill, Fivebough and Stanbridge and the suburbs of Parkview, Wattle Hill, Wiradjuri, North Leeton, Gralee and Willimbong.

The mayor of Leeton Shire is Paul Maytom.

Council

Current composition and election method

Leeton 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 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows::[7]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents and Unaligned 8
Vacant 1
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[7]

CouncillorPartyNotes
  Paul Maytom Independent Mayor[8]
  George Weston Independent Deputy Mayor[8]
  Paul Smith Unaligned
  Tony Reneker Unaligned
  Tracey Morris Independent
  Michael Kidd Unaligned
  Tony Ciccia Independent
  Sandra Nardi Independent
  Peter Davidson Independent

Heritage listings

Leeton Shire has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Leeton (A) (Local Government Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 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. "Leeton Regional Profile". Riverina Regional Development Board. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  4. Gray, John (20 September 2012). "Council's top pair return unopposed". The Irrigator. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  5. "Leeton Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 8 November 2006.
  6. "Profile of the electoral division of Farrer (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  7. "Leeton Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  8. "Leeton Shire Council - Elected Councillors". www.leeton.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  9. "Gogeldrie Weir". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00961. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. "Hydro Hotel". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00247. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. "Koonadan". Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  12. "Leeton District Lands Office". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00965. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. "Leeton District Office - Artefacts in Reception Lobby Showcase 1". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00966. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  14. "Leeton Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01178. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  15. "Roxy Community Theatre". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01747. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. "Yanco Weir and site". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00969. Retrieved 18 May 2018.


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