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The Snowy Monaro Regional Council is a local government area located in the Snowy Mountains and Monaro regions of New South Wales, Australia. The council was formed on 12 May 2016 through a merger of the Bombala, Cooma-Monaro and Snowy River shires.[1]

Snowy Monaro Regional Council
New South Wales
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location in New South Wales
Coordinates36°13′55″S 149°07′48″E / 36.232°S 149.130°E / -36.232; 149.130Coordinates: 36°13′55″S 149°07′48″E / 36.232°S 149.130°E / -36.232; 149.130
Population
 • Density1.33347/km2 (3.45366/sq mi)
Established12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
Area15,162 km2 (5,854.1 sq mi)[3]
MayorPeter Beer
Council seatCooma
Region
State electorate(s)Monaro
Federal Division(s)Eden-Monaro
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LGAs around Snowy Monaro Regional Council:
Snowy Valleys Australian Capital Territory Queanbeyan-Palerang
Snowy Valleys Snowy Monaro Regional Council Eurobodalla
East Gippsland (Vic) East Gippsland (Vic) Bega Valley

The council comprises an area of 15,162 square kilometres (5,854 sq mi) and occupies the higher slopes of the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range between the Australian Capital Territory to the north and the state boundary with Victoria to the south. At the time of its establishment the council had an estimated population of 20,707.[1] Its population at the 2016 census was 20,218.[3]

The Mayor of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council is Peter Beer.

Towns and localitiesEdit

The following towns are located within Snowy Monaro Regional Council:

The following localities are located within Snowy Monaro Regional Council:

Heritage listingsEdit

The Snowy Monaro Region has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

DemographicsEdit

The population for the predecessor councils was estimated in 2013 as:[13]

  • 2,401 in Bombala Shire
  • 10,073 in Cooma-Monaro Shire and
  • 8,087 in Snowy River Shire.

CouncilEdit

The Snowy Monaro Regional Council comprises eleven Councillors elected proportionally in a single ward. The Councillors elected for a fixed four-year term of office with effect from 9 September 2017 were[14]:

Councillor Party Notes
  Bob Stewart Independent
  Lynley Miners Independent
  James (Boo) Ewart Independent
  John Last Independent
  Peter Beer Independent
  Brian Old Independent
  John Castellari Greens
  Rogan Corbett Independent
  Sue Haslington Independent
  John Rooney Independent
  Anne Maslin Unaligned

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Snowy Monaro Regional Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  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 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Snowy Monaro Regional (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017.  
  4. ^ "Bombala Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01091. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Crankies Plain Bridge". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01466. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Bredbo Rail Bridge Group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01029. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Cooma Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01116. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Royal Hotel & Outbuildings". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00616. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Rock Bolting Development Site". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01984. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Old Adaminaby and Lake Eucumbene, including relics and movable objects". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01794. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Kiandra Courthouse/Chalet". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00994. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Matthews Cottage". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00998. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 1. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, New South Wales". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Snowy Monaro Regional: Summary of Group and Candidate First Preference Votes". Local Government Elections 2017. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2019.

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