The Shire of Murrindindi is located in the hills just north of outer metropolitan Melbourne.
It has a primarily rural economy revolving around agriculture and timber. About 48% of the area of the Shire is Crown land. Agricultural production in the shire is valued at about $28 million a year. Tourism is also prominent, particularly around Lake Eildon.
The main industries include agriculture, primary production (incorporating broad acre and intensive agriculture), log saw milling and timber dressing, electricity supply, tourism, light manufacturing, and the services sector.
Murrindini is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Acheron, Alexandra, Buxton, Castella, Cathkin, Caveat, Cheviot, Devils River, Dropmore, Eildon, Fawcett, Flowerdale, Ghin Ghin, Glenburn, Gobur, Gooram, Hazeldene, Highlands, Homewood, Kanumbra, Kerrisdale, Killingworth, Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Koriella, Limestone, Maintongoon, Marysville, Merton, Molesworth, Murrindindi, Narbethong, Pheasant Creek, Rubicon, Ruffy, Strath Creek, Taggerty, Taylor Bay, Terip Terip, Thornton, Toolangi, Trawool, Woods Point, Yarck and Yea.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Murrindindi Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 7 wards and 7 Councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential 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.
Cathedral - Cr Sandice McAulay - Mayor
Cheviot - Cr Rebecca Bowles
Eildon - Cr Jackie Ashe
King Parrot - Cr Eric Lording
Kinglake - Cr Leigh Dunscombe - Deputy Mayor
Koriella - Cr Charlotte Bisset
Red Gate - Cr Margaret Rae
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 ($)||32.445m||31.907m||31.036m||30.030m||29.476m||33.426m||44.775m||52.352m||63.825m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||35.312m||35.700m||31.753m||35.289m||31.147m||39.774m||59.694m||57.552m||72.823m|
|- Rates and Charges||19.798m||19.183m||18.293m||16.868m||15.700m||14.615m||13.538m||12.482m||11.419m|
|- VGC Grants||4.471m
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants