Oberon Council is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Oberon Council includes Oberon, Black Springs, Shooters Hill, Edith, O'Connell and Burraga.

Oberon Council
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates33°43′S 149°52′E / 33.717°S 149.867°E / -33.717; 149.867Coordinates: 33°43′S 149°52′E / 33.717°S 149.867°E / -33.717; 149.867
Population
 • Density1.4490/km2 (3.7530/sq mi)
Area3,659 km2 (1,412.7 sq mi)
MayorKathy Sajowitz (unaligned)
Council seatOberon[3]
RegionCentral West
State electorate(s)Bathurst
Federal Division(s)Calare
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WebsiteOberon Council
LGAs around Oberon Council:
Bathurst Bathurst Lithgow
Bathurst Oberon Council Blue Mountains
Upper Lachlan Goulburn Wollondilly

The Mayor of Oberon Council is Cr. Kathy Sajowitz, an independent politician.

Heritage listingsEdit

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

DemographicsEdit

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there:[7]

  • were 5,503 people as at 30 June 2006, the 125th largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to less than 0.1% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
  • was an increase of 60 people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 99th largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.1% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
  • was, in percentage terms, an increase of 1.1% in the number of people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 41st fastest growth in population of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 0.9%
  • was an increase in population over the 10 years to 30 June 2006 of 648 people or 13% (1.3% in annual average terms), the 32nd highest rate of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 622,966 or 10% (1.0% in annual average terms) over the same period.

CouncilEdit

Current composition and election methodEdit

Oberon 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 9 September 2017. The makeup of the Council is as follows:[8]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of result is:[8]

Councillor Party Notes
  Kathy Sajowitz Independent Mayor
  Mick McKechnie Unaligned
  Kerry Gibbons Unaligned Deputy Mayor
  Clive McCarthy Independent
  Mark Kellam Independent
  Andrew McKibbin Unaligned
  Don Capel Unaligned
  Brenda Lyon Independent
  Ian Doney Unaligned

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Oberon (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 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. ^ "Oberon Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 9 November 2006.
  4. ^ "Jenolan Caves Reserve". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01698. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Malachi Gilmore Memorial Hall". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01680. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Oberon Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01215. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2005-06 (catalogue no.: 3218.0)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
  8. ^ a b "Summary of Group and Candidate First Preference Votes". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.