A Brief History of Ballina Shire Council
Ballina Shire Council was formed from the amalgamation of the Ballina Municipal and Tintenbar Shire Councils. An interim Council was proclaimed by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Roden Cutler, on the 22nd October 1976 and published in Government Gazette No. 138, with the first meeting of the provisional Council held on the 27th October 1976 comprising the Councillors listed below.
Ballina Municipal Council
Tintenbar Shire Council
|Jack Stuart Easter||Harold Alexander Burnett|
|Robert Llewllyn Franklin||Clifford James Burvill|
|Bryan William James Marriott||Richard Malcolm Campbell|
|Raymond Lindsay O'Neill||Graham James Ellis|
|Edward John Pickup||Harold Edgar Gibson|
|Harold Robin Young||Frederick Barrie Lancaster|
The first meeting held on the 27th October 1976 was for the election of President and Deputy President, the appointment of principal officers, and such other matters as necessary to enable the Council to carry out its functions.
The interim Shire President was Richard Malcolm Campbell, and the interim Deputy President was Bryan Marriott. This interim Council operated for a period of nine(9) months until such time as a general election could be held.
The first general election was held on the 17th of September 1977, and the results were as follows:
|Keith Barlow||Clifford Burvill||Harold Burnett|
|Bryan Marriott||Graham Ellis||Douglas Jackwitz|
|John Savage||John Felsch||Frederick Lancaster|
|First Shire President||Graham Ellis|
|First Deputy Shire President||Bryan Marriott|
|First Shire Clerk||George Pearse|
|First Deputy Shire Clerk||Gary Faulks|
There were 7,741 votes cast in this election, with the count being by proportional representation, compared to 21.008 votes cast in the 2008 Council election.