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The Murray River Council is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. This area was formed in 2016 from the merger of Murray Shire with Wakool Shire.[3]

Murray River Council
New South Wales
Murray River LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates35°24′S 144°19′E / 35.400°S 144.317°E / -35.400; 144.317Coordinates: 35°24′S 144°19′E / 35.400°S 144.317°E / -35.400; 144.317
Population
 • Density0.9844/km2 (2.5496/sq mi)
Established12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
Area11,865 km2 (4,581.1 sq mi)[3]
MayorChris Bilkey
RegionRiverina
State electorate(s)Murray
Federal Division(s)Farrer
Murray River Council logo.svg
WebsiteMurray River Council
LGAs around Murray River Council:
Balranald Hay, Edward River Edward River
Swan Hill (Victoria) Murray River Council Edward River, Berrigan
Swan Hill, Gannawarra Shire, Campaspe Shire (Victoria) Campaspe Shire (Victoria) Moira (Victoria)

The combined area comprises 11,865 square kilometres (4,581 sq mi) and covers the northern bank of the Murray River and hinterland from Moama downstream to Tooleybuc. At the time of its establishment, the estimated population of the area was 11,456.[3]

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Main towns and villagesEdit

The largest town in Murray River Council is Moama in the far south east. Other towns and localities in the area include Barham, Bunnaloo, Burraboi, Caldwell, Cunninyeuk, Koraleigh, Kyalite, Mathoura, Moulamein, Murray Downs, Speewa, Tantonan, Tooleybuc, Wakool and Womboota.

Heritage listingsEdit

The Murray River Council has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

DemographicsEdit

CouncilEdit

The Administrator of the Murray River Council from 2016 to September 2017 was David Shaw.

Murray River Council has nine Councillors elected proportionally from three wards - Moama, Greater Murray and Greater Wakool. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office.[3]

The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council by order of election is as follows:

Party Councillors
  Independent and Unaligned 9
Total 9
Ward Councillor Party Notes
Greater Murray Ward[11]   Geoff Wise Unaligned
  Thomas Weyrich Independent
  Tony Aquino Independent
Greater Wakool Ward[12]   Neil Gorey Unaligned
  Alan Mathers Independent
  Ann Crowe Unaligned
Moama Ward[13]   Nicole Cohen Independent
  Chris Bilkey Independent Mayor
  Gen Campbell Independent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Murray River (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. ^ a b c d "Murray River Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Barham Bridge over Murray River". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01456. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Gee Gee Bridge over Wakool River (under consideration for removal)". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01469. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Moama Historic Precinct". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00600. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Coonamit Bridge over Wakool River". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01464. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Swan Hill-Murray River Road Bridge". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01481. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Tooleybuc Bridge over Murray River". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01482. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Murray Downs Homestead". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01438. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Murray River - Greater Murray Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Murray River - Greater Wakool Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Murray River - Moama Ward". NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.