Mid-Western Regional Council facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMid-Western Regional
New South Wales
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)|
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.
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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