||Named and bounded by Minister for Environment, Valuation and Administrative Services 1 June 1981. Boundaries amended by Governor in Council 27 March 1992. Boundaries amended by the Minister for Natural Resources and Minister for Mines, 7 February 2003. Coordinates amended by the Minister for Natural Resources and Minister for Mines 13 June 2003. Name reportedly derived from Aboriginal word group, Bundjalung? language, wonga = pigeon and wallan = water. Name first recorded in 1868. Alternate derivation is given as wangum-wulam, indicating cut or scarred cheek/face. Regazetted by the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade on the 27 November 2009 due to the council amalgamations under the Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007.