Moorabool Shire is a semi-rural municipality between Melbourne and Ballarat.
The main towns are Bacchus Marsh (population 16,000 - 45 km west of the Melbourne CBD) and Ballan (2,660 - 70 km west of the city). About 40% of residents work in Melbourne. A significant number also work in Ballarat.
The main industries include agriculture, dairy product manufacturing, construction material mining, beverage and malt manufacturing.
Moorabool is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Balliang, Balliang East, Barkstead, Barrys Reef, Beremboke, Blackwood, Blakeville, Bolwarrah, Bullarook, Bullarto South, Bunding, Bungal, Bungaree, Buninyong, Cargerie, Clarendon, Claretown, Clarkes Hill, Coimadai, Colbrook, Dales Creek, Darley, Dunnstown, Durham Lead, Elaine, Fiskville, Glen Park, Glenmore, Gordon, Greendale, Grenville, Hopetoun Park, Ingliston, Korobeit, Korweinguboora, Lal Lal, Leigh Creek, Lerderderg, Long Forest, Maddingley, Meredith, Merrimu, Millbrook, Mollongghip, Morrisons, Mount Doran, Mount Egerton, Mount Wallace, Myrniong, Navigators, Parwan, Pentland Hills, Pootilla, Rowsley, Scotsburn, Spargo Creek, Springbank, Trentham, Wallace, Warrenheip, Wattle Flat and Yendon.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Moorabool Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 7 Councillors.
Councillors in the 3 single member wards are elected through preferential voting. Councillors in the 1 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. The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central Moorabool - Cr Paul Tatchell
East Moorabool - Cr Tonia Dudzik
East Moorabool - Cr David Edwards - Mayor
East Moorabool - Cr Jarrod Bingham
East Moorabool - Cr John Keogh
West Moorabool - Cr Tom Sullivan
Woodlands - Cr Pat Toohey
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 ($)||42.749m||41.819m||41.416m||43.610m||43.036m||39.670m||36.660m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||46.780m||49.271m||40.192m||46.723m||48.571m||43.250m||34.752m|
|- Rates and Charges||29.331m||27.633m||26.018m||24.162m||22.643m||21.003m||19.509m|
|- VGC Grants||5.816m||5.729m||5.673m||5.578m||5.571m||5.267m||4.927m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants