Temora Shire

Temora Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. It is on Burley Griffin Way. The Shire was created on 1 January 1981 via the amalgamation of Narraburra Shire and the Municipality of Temora.[5]

Temora Shire
New South Wales
Location in NSW
 • Density2.1806/km2 (5.648/sq mi)
Area2,802 km2 (1,081.9 sq mi)
MayorCr. Rick Firman (Unaligned)[3]
Council seatTemora[4]
State electorate(s)Cootamundra
Federal Division(s)Riverina
WebsiteTemora Shire
LGAs around Temora Shire:
Bland Bland Weddin
Coolamon Temora Shire Hilltops
Coolamon Junee Cootamundra-Gundagai

It includes the town of Temora and the small towns of Springdale, Sebastapol, Ariah Park, Gidginbung, Narraburra and Wallundry.

The mayor of Temora Shire is Cr. Rick Firman, an unaligned politician.[3]

Heritage listings

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


Current composition and election method

Temora 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]

  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

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

  Rick Firman OAM Unaligned Mayor[3]
  Graham Sinclair Unaligned Deputy Mayor[3]
  Lindy Reinhold Unaligned
  Nigel Judd Independent
  Max Oliver Unaligned
  Claire McLaren Unaligned
  Kenneth Smith Independent
  Dale Wiencke Unaligned
  Dennis Sleigh Unaligned


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Temora (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 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. Temora Shire Council, Current Councillors, retrieved 7 October 2016
  4. "Temora Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 1 December 2006.
  5. "Past Presidents/Mayors". Temora Shire. Temora Shire Council. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  6. "Temora Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01265. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. "Temora Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.

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