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Buloke Shire

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The Buloke Shire is located in North Western Victoria in the heart of the State's wheat belt.

Agriculture, especially grain and sheep production, is the major industry. Other important sectors include retail trade, health and community services and education.

The main townships have a comprehensive range of health, education and recreational facilities.

The Shire has a population of slightly less than one person per square kilometre.

Buloke is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here

Localities

Ballapur, Banyan, Banyenong, Barrakee, Berriwillock, Bimbourie, Birchip, Birchip West, Boigbeat, Buckrabanyule, Bunguluke, Carron, Charlton, Chirrup, Cokum, Coonooer Bridge, Cope Cope, Corack, Corack East, Culgoa, Curyo, Donald, Dooboobetic, Dumosa, Gil Gil, Glenloth, Glenloth East, Granite Flat, Jeffcott, Jeffcott North, Jeruk, Jil Jil, Kalpienung, Karyrie, Kinnabulla, Laen, Laen East, Laen North, Lake Buloke, Lake Marmel, Lake Tyrrell, Lawler, Litchfield, Marlbed, Massey, Morton Plains, Myall, Nandaly, Nareewillock, Narraport, Ninda, Nine Mile, Nullawil, Nyarrin, Pier Milan, Reedy Dam, Rich Avon, Richmond Plains, Sea Lake, Springfield, Straten, Sutton, Teddywaddy, Teddywaddy West, Terrappee, Thalia, Titybong, Towaninny, Towaninny South, Turriff East, Tyrrell, Tyrrell Downs, Warmur, Warne, Watchem, Watchem West, Watchupga, Whirily, Wilkur, Willangie, Wooroonook, Woosang, Wycheproof, Wycheproof South, Yawong Hills, Yeungroon and Yeungroon East.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

 

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results 2016

Elections

Buloke Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 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.

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2016.

 

Lower Avoca - Cr David Pollard - Mayor

Lower Avoca - Cr John Shaw

Mallee - Cr Ellen White

Mallee - Cr David Vis

Mount Jeffcott - Cr Graeme Milne

Mount Jeffcott - Cr Carolyn Stewart

Mount Jeffcott - Cr Daryl Warren



Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 5,858  
  • 2021 5,518  
  • 2026 5,215  
  • 2031 4,925  

Finances

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.

  2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 21.493m
22.808m
24.813m
23.847m
26.401m
23.286m
22.698m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 21.563m
27.556m
57.061m
26.894m
31.786m
19.171m
17.480m
- Rates and Charges 12.145m
11.445m
10.445m
9.866m
9.337m
8.860m
8.387m
- VGC Grants 5.600m
5.469m
5.309m
5.037m 4.958m
4.797m
4.445m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
0.812m 3.825m 40.392m 8.056m 12.934m 0.789m 1.894m
Recurrent Government Grants
7.724m
2.538m
1.179m
2.385m
1.216m
3.242m
1.733m

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