Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is a local government area in the mid north coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

The area is located adjacent to the Hastings River, the Pacific Highway, the Oxley Highway and the North Coast railway line. Major population centres in the local government area are Port Macquarie, Camden Haven, Wauchope, Lake Cathie and Kendall.

The Mayor of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is Cr. Peter Besseling, an independent politician.

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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council - History
... Local government in the Hastings region started with the passage of the District Councils Act 1842, which allowed for limited local government in the form of a warden and between 3 and 12 ... The Macquarie District Council, the 8th to be declared, was proclaimed on 12 August 1843, with a population of 2,409 and an area of 10,174 square kilometres (3,928 sq mi) ... Due to various factors, the District Councils were ineffective, and most had ceased to operate by the end of the decade ...

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