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Moira Shire is bounded by the Murray, Goulburn and Ovens Rivers, and is about three hours drive north of Melbourne. 

The shire's economic base is provided through primary industries. The region is a major fruit, dairying and beef district with growing tourism and manufacturing sectors.

It is a popular holiday and retirement area, incorporating a large part of the Murray Valley.

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

Localities

Almonds, Barmah, Bathumi, Bearii, Boomahnoomoonah, Boosey, Boweya North, Bundalong, Bundalong South, Burramine, Burramine South, Cobram, Cobram East, Drumanure, Esmond, Invergordon, Kaarimba, Katamatite, Katamatite East, Katunga, Koonoomoo, Kotupna, Lake Rowan, Lower Moira, Marungi, Muckatah, Mundoona, Mywee, Naring, Nathalia, Numurkah, Peechelba, Pelluebla, Picola, Picola West, St James, Strathmerton, Telford, Tungamah, Ulupna, Waaia, Waggarandall, Wilby, Wunghnu, Yabba North, Yabba South, Yalca, Yarrawonga, Yarroweyah, Yielima, Youanmite, Youarang and Yundool.

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

 

Community Satisfaction

Moira Shire Council Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results 2016

Elections

Moira Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 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. 

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

Councillors

9 Councillors elected in October 2016.


Unsubdivided - Cr Wendy Buck

Unsubdivided - Cr Gary Cleveland - Mayor

Unsubdivided - Cr Edward Cox

Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Mansfield

Unsubdivided - Cr Marie Martin

Unsubdivided - Cr Kevin Bourke 

Unsubdivided - Cr John Beitzel

Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Lawless

Unsubdivided - Cr Libro Mustica

Population data

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

  • 2016 28,942 
  • 2021 29,897 
  • 2026 30,982 
  • 2031 32,043 

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.

3.603m
  2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 49.921m 55.079m 49.877m 52.176m 44.153m 41.034m 39.161m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 51.923m 55.981m 51.182m 46.974m 43.728m 41.960m 39.448m
- Rates and Charges 33.153m 31.142m 28.781m 27.692m 25.506m 23.468m 21.184m
- VGC Grants 9.770m 9.693m 9.491m 8.820m 8.395m 8.240m 7.616m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
0.000m
3.603m
2.953m
5.746m
2.290m
2.940m
3.712m
Recurrent Government Grants
11.072m
2.955m
2.641m
0.988m
0.822m
2.451m
2.586m

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