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Mid-Western Regional
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Population 22,318 (2011 census)
 • Density 2.55442/km2 (6.6159/sq mi)
Area 8,737 km2 (3,373.4 sq mi)
Mayor Des Kennedy (Unaligned)
Council seat Mudgee
Region Central West
State electorate(s)
  • Dubbo
  • Bathurst
  • Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s)
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Website Mid-Western Regional
LGAs around Mid-Western Regional:
Dubbo Upper Hunter Muswellbrook
Dubbo Mid-Western Regional Singleton
Bathurst Lithgow Lithgow

The Mid-Western Regional Council is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The area under administration is located adjacent to the Castlereagh Highway that passes through the middle of the area in an approximate southeast-northwest direction.

Mid-Western Regional Council was proclaimed on 26 May 2004 and incorporates the whole of the former Mudgee Shire Council and parts of the former Merriwa and Rylstone Shires. The Mid-Western Regional Council also incorporated the area of the historic Wyaldra Shire, which was abolished in an earlier round of local government amalgamations. A historic building in Gulgong, built in 1910, served as the former shire headquarters.

The Mayor of Mid-Western Regional Council is Cr. Des Kennedy, who is unaligned with any political party.

Towns and localities

The largest town and council seat is Mudgee. The region also includes the towns of Gulgong, Rylstone and Kandos and the villages of Bylong and Ilford. Most of the LGA is agricultural with a strong presence from coal mining, but it includes several historical towns.

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