Mitchell Shire is a fast-growing municipality located along the Hume Freeway and Northern Highway, about one hour north of Melbourne.
Its residents derive their employment from both Melbourne metropolitan and local sources. The local economy is rural in nature, although the Puckapunyal Military Base is a large employer.
The main industries include agriculture, food manufacturing, paper and paper products, machinery and equipment wholesaling.
Mitchell is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Avenel, Beveridge, Broadford, Bylands, Clonbinane, Dysart, Emu Flat, Flowerdale, Forbes, Glenaroua, Glenhope, Glenhope East, Heathcote Junction, Heathcote South, High Camp, Highlands, Hilldene, Kilmore, Kilmore East, Kobyboyn, Mangalore, Mia Mia, Moranding, Northwood, Nulla Vale, Puckapunyal, Pyalong, Reedy Creek, Seymour, Sugarloaf Creek, Sunday Creek, Tallarook, Tarcombe, Tooborac, Trawool, Tyaak, Upper Plenty, Wallan, Wandong, Waterford Park, Whiteheads Creek and Willowmavin. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Mitchell Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 9 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.
The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central - Cr David Atkinson - Deputy Mayor
Central - Cr Bob Humm
Central - Cr Annie Goble
North - Cr Bill Chisholm - Mayor
North - Cr Rhonda Sanderson
North - Cr Fiona Stevens
South - Cr Bob Cornish
South - Cr Rob Eldridge
South - Cr David Lowe
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 ($)||55.294m||57.452m||54.962m||56.448m||51.388m||50.603m||43.889m||37.967m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||79.363m||64.733m||69.852m||58.972m||63.309m||71.303m||44.523m||42.072m|
|- Rates and Charges||38.055m
|- VGC Grants||6.758m||6.578m||6.387m||6.273m||6.119m||6.071m||5.758m||5.491m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants