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Our LGA

The natural beauty of the Shire is quite breathtaking. The Shire is home to the magnificent Macleay Gorges and boasts some 205,000 hectares of dedicated national park, wilderness and state forest. Parts of our Werrikimbe National Park are World Heritage listed.

The Shire is also a well known trout fishing mecca, boasting some 1,500 km of trout streams which are a home to Rainbow and Brown trout. The township of Walcha is 1,067 metres above sea level, with one of the highest point in the district being at “The Flags” (42 kilometres south of Walcha) which is 1,400 metres above sea level. The highest point is in the Riamukka area, 38 kilometres south of Walcha, where the Grundy Trig Station and the Grundy Fire Tower are situated which is recorded as 1,463 metres. The Shire covers an area of 640,028 hectares (2,475 square miles/6,400 square kilometres). The population of the Shire is approximately 3,224 (Census 2016) which includes approximately 1,700 in the Town of Walcha.

Clr Gregory Schaefer

Ward A

First Elected to Council on 04 December 2021.

Clr Schaefer has been elected as Walcha Council’s Delegate to the following Committees:

  • New England Bush Fire Management Committee
  • Walcha Local Liquor Accord Committee

Clr Aurora Reilly

Ward D

First Elected to Council on 04 December 2021.

Clr Reilly is a member of the following Council Committees:

  • Walcha Council Beautification Advisory Committee
  • Walcha Council Youth Advisory Council
  • Walcha Council Audit Risk & Improvement Committee

And has also been elected to be Council’s Delegate on the following organisations:

  • NSW Public Libraries New England Zone Committee
  • Central Northern Regional Library Committee
  • Walcha Community Consultative Committee

Clr Anne-Marie Pointing

Ward B

First Elected to Council on 04 December 2021.

Clr Pointing is a member of the following Council Committees:

  • Walcha Council Beautification Advisory Committee
  • Walcha Council Preschool Advisory Committee

Clr Eric Noakes

Ward B

First Elected to Council on 10 September 2016.

Elected as Mayor on 28 September 2016. Re-elected unopposed on 22 December 2021.

Councillor Noakes is Council’s Delelgate on the following Committees:

  • Namoi Councils Joint Organisation
  • Country Mayors Association of NSW (CMA)
  • Mid North Weight of Loads Group
  • Walcha Local Health Committee

And is also a member of the following Council Committees:

  • Walcha Council Arts Advisory Committee
  • Walcha Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee
  • Walcha Council Capital Advisory Committee

Clr Scott Kermode

Ward C

First Elected to Council on 10 September 2016

Elected as Deputy Mayor on 22 December 2021

Councillor Kermode is Council’s Delegate on the following Committees:

  • New England Weeds Authority

And is also a member of the following Council Committees:

  • Walcha Council Capital Advisory Committee
  • Walcha Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee

Clr Nena Hicks

Ward C

First Elected to Council on 04 December 2021.

Clr Hicks is a member of the following Council Committees:

  • Walcha Council’s Art Advisory Committee
  • Walcha Council’s Audit Risk & Improvement Committee
  • Walcha Council’s General Manager’s Performance Review Committee

 

Clr Hicks is Council’s Delegate on the following organisation:

  • Arts North West

Clr Kevin Ferrier

Ward A

First elected to Council in 1991.

Was elected as Deputy Mayor from 2000 – 2012.

Councillor Ferrier is a Member of the following Walcha Council Committees:

  • Walcha Council Community Care Advisory Committee
  • Walcha Council Motorcycle Rally Advisory Committee

Contact Details

Walcha Council
Phone: 02 6774 2500
Fax: 02 6777 1181
E – council@walcha.nsw.gov.au

Clr Mark Berry

Ward A

First elected to Council on 04 December 2021.

Clr Berry has been elected to the following Council Committees: