Campaspe Shire is located 180 km directly north of Melbourne on both the Murray and Goulburn Rivers. It is a popular tourist and retirement destination.
The main industries include dairying; tourism; food processing; cereal cropping; tomatoes; sheep/wool; aquaculture; floriculture; vegetables; feed lotting; viticulture; beef cattle and rice.
Campaspe is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Ballendella, Bamawm, Bamawm Extension, Burnewang, Campaspe West, Carag Carag, Colbinabbin, Cornella, Corop, Creek View, Diggora, Dingee, Drummartin, Echuca, Echuca Village, Echuca West, Elmore, Fairy Dell, Girgarre, Gunbower, Harston, Kanyapella, Kotta, Kow Swamp, Koyuga, Ky Valley, Ky West, Kyabram, Lake Cooper, Lancaster, Lockington, McEvoys, Milloo, Mitiamo, Moora, Mount Scobie, Murchison, Muskerry, Myola, Nanneella, Patho, Piavella, Pine Grove, Redcastle, Rochester, Roslynmead, Runnymede, Rushworth, Simmie, Stanhope, Strathallan, Taripta, Tennyson, Terrick Terrick East, Terrick Terrick West, The Settlement, Timmering, Tongala, Toolleen, Torrumbarry, Wanalta, Waranga, Waranga Shores, Wharparilla, Whroo, Wyuna, Wyuna East and Yambuna.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Campaspe Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 5 wards and 9 councillors.
Councillors in the 3 single member wards are elected through preferential voting. Councillors in the 2 multi-member wards are elected through proportional representation voting. Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Echuca - Cr Daniel Mackrell
Echuca - Cr Kristen Munro
Echuca - Cr Annie Vickers
Kyabram-Deakin - Cr Neil Pankhurst
Kyabram-Deakin - Cr John Zobec
Kyabram-Deakin - Cr Vicki Neele
Rochester - Cr Leigh Wilson
Waranga - Cr Adrian Weston - Mayor
Western - Cr Leanne Pentreath
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 ($)||73.439m||72.130m||67.799m||67.449m||70.004m||61.898m||58.541m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||73.965m
|- Rates and Charges||37.891m||35.914m||33.912m||31.706m||29.788m||27.696m||25.013m|
|- VGC Grants||11.170m||11.285m||11.287m||10.822m||10.762m||9.715m||9.179m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants