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Goondiwindi Region

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Population  11,413 (2010)
Mayor  Graeme Scheu
Website  Goondiwindi Region
Area  19,292 kmĀ²
Council seat  Goondiwindi
Federal division  Division of Maranoa
Established  2008
State electorate(s)  Southern Downs
Goondiwindi Region  Southern Downs
Founded  2008
Region  Darling Downs
Goondiwindi Region wwwgoondiwindircqldgovaudocuments1751821293

The Goondiwindi Region is a local government area located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia along the state's border with New South Wales. Established in 2008, it was preceded by three previous local government areas which dated back to the 19th century.

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Map of Goondiwindi, QLD, Australia

It has an estimated operating budget of A$26.1 million.

History

Prior to the 2008 amalgamation, the Goondiwindi Region existed as three distinct local government areas:

  • the Town of Goondiwindi;
  • the Shire of Waggamba;
  • and the Shire of Inglewood.
  • Inglewood and Waggamba began as two of Queensland's 74 divisions created under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 on 11 November 1879. The Municipality of Goondiwindi was proclaimed under the Local Government Act 1878 on 20 October 1888. They became shires, and a town, respectively on 31 March 1903 under the Local Authorities Act 1902.

    In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released its report and recommended that the three areas amalgamate. On 15 March 2008, the Town and Shires formally ceased to exist, and elections were held on the same day to elect councillors and a mayor to the Regional Council.

    Wards

    The council remains undivided and its elected body consists of six councillors and a mayor.

    Towns and localities

    The Goondiwindi Region includes the following settlements:

    Population

    The populations given relate to the component entities prior to 2008. The next census, due in 2011, will be the first for the new Region.

    References

    Goondiwindi Region Wikipedia


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