Goondiwindi Region


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.

Goondiwindi Region
Queensland
Location within Queensland
Population10,728 (2018)[1]
 • Density0.55707/km2 (1.44280/sq mi)
Established2008
Area19,258 km2 (7,435.6 sq mi)[1]
MayorLawrence Springborg
Council seatGoondiwindi
RegionDarling Downs
State electorate(s)Southern Downs
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
WebsiteGoondiwindi Region
LGAs around Goondiwindi Region:
Balonne Western Downs Toowoomba
Balonne Goondiwindi Region Southern Downs
Moree Plains (NSW) Moree Plains (NSW) Inverell (NSW)

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:

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.[2] 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.

Mayors


Towns and localities


The Goondiwindi Region includes the following settlements:

Libraries


The Goondiwindi Regional Council operate public libraries at Goondiwindi, Inglewood, and Texas.[5]

Population


The populations given relate to the component entities prior to 2008.

Year Region total Goondiwindi Waggamba Inglewood
19338,6961,9312,4684,297
19479,1142,4672,5904,057
195410,3592,9502,9684,441
196111,2653,2743,1234,868
196610,6083,5292,8954,184
197110,2533,6952,9133,645
19769,5093,7412,5393,229
19819,3343,5762,7323,026
19869,8594,1032,7572,999
199110,1814,3312,8982,952
19969,8574,3742,7122,771
200110,3484,7602,9752,613
200610,3994,8732,9512,575
2011[6]10,6284,8213,2212,586

References


  1. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. Queensland Local Government Reform Commission (July 2007). Report of the Local Government Reform Commission (PDF). 2. pp. 146–150. ISBN 1-921057-11-4. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  3. Council, Goondiwindi Regional. "2008 Goondiwindi Regional Council - Mayoral Elections". Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  4. "2020 Local Government Elections: Saturday, 28 March 2020". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.[dead link]
  5. "Libraries". Goondiwindi Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  6. ABS, Census. "Census".