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Gloucester Shire

New South Wales, Australia

Gloucester LGA NSW
Location in New South Wales
Population: 4,877 (2011) [1]
Coordinates: 32°00′S 151°58′E / -32, 151.967Coordinates: 32°00′S 151°58′E / -32, 151.967
Area: 2952 km² (1,139.8 sq mi)
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)

AEST (UTC+10)

AEDT (UTC+11)

Mayor: John Rosenbaum[2]
Council Seat: Gloucester
Region: Hunter[3]
State District: Upper Hunter[4]
Federal Division: Lyne[5]
Website: http://www.gloucester.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Gloucester Shire:
Tamworth Walcha Greater Taree
Upper Hunter Gloucester Shire Greater Taree
Dungog Great Lakes Greater Taree


Gloucester Shire ( /ˈɡlɒstər/ GLOS-tər) is a local government area in the Mid North Coast and Upper Hunter regions of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is situated adjacent to the Bucketts Way and the North Coast railway line.

The Mayor of the Gloucester Shire Council is Cr. John Rosenbaum, an independent politician.[2]

Towns and localities Edit

The Shire includes the following towns and localities:

Incomes Edit

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04,[6] there:

  • were 1,416 wage and salary earners (ranked 128th in New South Wales and 418th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's 2,558,415 and Australia's 7,831,856)
  • was a total income of $46,344,880 (around $46 million) (ranked 128th in New South Wales and 420th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's $107,179,688,262 (around $107 billion) and Australia's $304,034,755,876 (around $304 billion))
  • was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $32,729 (ranked 101st in New South Wales and 341st in Australia, 79% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 84% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $28,699 (ranked 130th in New South Wales and 439th in Australia, 81% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 84% of Australia's $34,149).

Council Edit

Current composition and election method Edit

Gloucester Shire Council is composed of seven 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 8 September 2012 and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[7]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[7]

CouncillorPartyNotes
  Frank Hooke Unaligned Deputy Mayor[2]
  Aled Hoggett Independent
  John Rosenbaum Independent Mayor[2]
  Jim Henderson Unaligned
  James Hooke Unaligned
  Tony Tersteeg Independent
  Katheryn Smith Independent

References Edit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gloucester (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/LGA13050?opendocument&navpos=220. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Councillors & Profiles". Council. Gloucester Shire Council. September 2012. http://www.gloucester.nsw.gov.au/Your-Council/Councillors---Profiles/Councillors-and-Profiles. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Gloucester Shire Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dlg_Regions.asp?regiontype=2&slacode=3050&region=HT. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Upper Hunter". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 September 2012. http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/electoral_districts/all_districts_/upper_hunter. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lyne". Australian Electoral Commission. 26 July 2012. http://apps.aec.gov.au/esearch/LocalitySearchResults.aspx?filter=Paterson&filterby=Electorate. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. http://abs.gov.au. Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "Gloucester Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2012. http://vtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/gloucester-shire-council/councillor. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
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