The Mount Alexander Shire, centred on Castlemaine and Maldon, is 120 kms north west of Melbourne.
It has a strong manufacturing and engineering base. The main industries are food processing and steel fabrication. The shire also offers extensive health services for the elderly and is the location of two prisons.
The main industries include meat and meat product manufacturing, agriculture, Industrial machinery and equipment manufacturing.
Mount Alexander is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Barfold, Baringhup, Baringhup West, Barkers Creek, Bradford, Campbells Creek, Campbelltown, Carisbrook, Castlemaine, Chewton, Chewton Bushlands, Drummond North, Eastville, Eddington, Elphinstone, Faraday, Franklinford, Fryerstown, Glenluce, Golden Point, Gower, Green Gully, Greenhill, Guildford, Harcourt, Harcourt North, Irishtown, Joyces Creek, Langley, Lockwood South, Maldon, Malmsbury, McKenzies Hill, Metcalfe, Metcalfe East, Moolort, Moonlight Flat, Muckleford, Muckleford South, Myrtle Creek, Neereman, Newstead, Nuggetty, Porcupine Flat, Ravenswood, Ravenswood South, Redesdale, Sandon, Shelbourne, Strangways, Strathlea, Sutton Grange, Taradale, Tarilta, Tarrengower, Vaughan, Walmer, Welshmans Reef, Werona, Yandoit Hills and Yapeen.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Mount Alexander Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 5 wards and 7 Councillors.
Councillors in the 4 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.
Calder - Cr Anthony Cordy - Deputy Mayor
Castlemaine - Cr Dave Petrusma
Castlemaine - Cr Bronwen Machin - Mayor
Castlemaine - Cr Max Lesser
Coliban - Cr Christine Henderson
Loddon - Cr John Nieman
Tarrengower - Cr Stephen Gardner
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 ($)||32.684m||32.059m||33.224m||28.956m||34.541m||35.573m||27.058m||23.642m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||35.603m||31.126m||33.825m||29.729m||42.432m||37.689m||28.104m||23.685m|
|- Rates and Charges||21.512m
|- VGC Grants||4.474m||4.398m||4.345m||4.299m||4.011m||3.917m||3.829m||3.667m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants