Gannawarra Shire is located beside the Murray River, in the Loddon Murray region of Victoria.
It is three hours' drive from Melbourne. The major regional centres of Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill are each about one hour away by road.
Gannawarra Shire is a diverse agricultural region. Its economic base is primarily agriculture, with some important concentrations of manufacturing.
Agricultural activities include cropping, dairying, grazing, horticulture and viticulture. The main industries include agriculture, and dairy product manufacturing.
Gannawarra is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Appin, Appin Park, Appin South, Bael Bael, Beauchamp, Benjeroop, Budgerum East, Burkes Bridge, Cannie, Capels Crossing, Cohuna, Cullen, Daltons Bridge, Dingwall, Fairley, Gannawarra, Gonn Crossing, Gredgwin, Horfield, Kangaroo Lake, Keely, Kerang, Kerang East, Koondrook, Koroop, Lake Charm, Lake Meran, Lalbert, Leitchville, Macorna, Macorna North, McMillans, Mead, Meatian, Meering West, Milnes Bridge, Mincha West, Murrabit, Murrabit West, Myall, Mystic Park, Ninyeunook, Normanville, Oakvale, Pine View, Quambatook, Reedy Lake, Sandhill Lake, Teal Point, Titybong, Towaninny, Tragowel, Wandella, Wee Wee Rup and Westby.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Gannawarra Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 7 Councillors.
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.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Avoca - Cr Charlie Gillingham
Murray - Cr Steven Tasker
Patchell - Cr Mark Arians
Patchell - Cr Brian Gibson - Mayor
Patchell - Cr Jodie Basile
Yarran - Cr Lorraine Learmonth
Yarran - Cr Sonia Wright
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 ($)||24.180m||23.962m||23.134m||21.361m||20.308m||21.632m||18.931m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||24.835m||29.101m||23.493m||27.948m||24.948m||22.391m||19.533m|
|- Rates and Charges||11.540m||10.992m||10.438m||9.969m||9.545m||8.907m||7.986m|
|- VGC Grants||5.024m||5.098m||5.072m||5.081m||4.835m||4.574m||4.053m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants