Benalla Rural City Council is located approximately 180kms north east of Melbourne.
The Council was formed in 2002 following the de-amalgamation of Delatite Shire Council into Benalla Rural City and Mansfield Shire Council.
The Rural City has a diverse economic base with the main industries by employment being wholesale and retail trade (20%); manufacturing (19%); agriculture, forestry and fishing (12%); health, cultural and community services (10%); and education (8%).
Benalla is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Archerton, Baddaginnie, Barjarg, Benalla, Boho South, Bonnie Doon, Boweya, Boxwood, Bridge Creek, Broken Creek, Bungeet, Bungeet West, Chesney Vale, Creek Junction, Devenish, Glenrowan, Glenrowan West, Goomalibee, Goorambat, Greta West, Lake Mokoan, Lima, Lima East, Lima South, Lurg, Lurg Upper, Major Plains, Molyullah, Moorngag, Mount Bruno, Myrrhee, Samaria, Stewarton, Strathbogie, Swanpool, Taminick, Tarnook, Tatong, Thoona, Tolmie, Upper Ryans Creek, Wangandary, Warrenbayne, Winton and Winton North.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Benalla Rural City Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 7 Councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Barbara Alexander
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Davis - Deputy Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Danny Claridge
Unsubdivided - Cr Don Firth
Unsubdivided - Cr Bernie Hearn
Unsubdivided - Cr Scott Upston - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Willie Van Wersch
Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031
Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.
Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.
|Recurrent Expenditure ($)||29.476m||27.350m||32.646m||26.541m||24.569m||24.208m||23.379m||21.346m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||32.241m||27.610m||30.792m||26.074m||26.499m||29.766m||25.896m||23.479m|
|- Rates and Charges||16.195m||15.495m||14.724m||14.113m||13.449m||13.307m||12.203m||11.531m|
|- VGC Grants||3.887m||3.828m||3.830m||3.704m||3.470m||3.525m||3.380m||3.232m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants