Nillumbik Shire is located 25 kms north-east of Melbourne and the southern boundary is the Yarra River.
The south of Nillumbik is predominantly urban, with commercial centres at Eltham and Diamond Creek. The north of the municipality includes significant natural features like Kinglake National Park and Sugarloaf Reservoir.
The main industries include building construction, installation trade services, building completion services.
Nillumbik is part of the Interface council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Arthurs Creek, Bend of Islands, Briar Hill, Christmas Hills, Cottles Bridge, Diamond Creek, Doreen, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Nutfield, Panton Hill, Plenty, Research, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Strathewen, Warrandyte North, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Yan Yean and Yarrambat.
Nillumbik 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.
Blue Lake - Cr Grant Brooker
Bunjil - Cr Karen Egan - Mayor
Edendale - Cr John Dumaresq
Ellis - Cr Peter Perkins
Sugarloaf - Cr Jane Ashton
Swipers Gully - Cr Bruce Ranken - Deputy Mayor
Wingrove - Cr Peter Clarke
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 ($)||76.874m||77.024m||76.723m||76.652m||77.364m||80.001m||71.155m||63.711m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||93.962m
|- Rates and Charges||62.377m
|- VGC Grants||3.164m||3.211m||3.315m||3.273m||3.057m||2.972m||2.931m||2.811m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants