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Wellington Shire

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Wellington is a large shire which includes a strong agricultural base and important secondary and tertiary industries, notably in the largest centre, Sale.

Wellington is home to a major prison, the Longford gas plant, an RAAF base and the Ninety Mile Beach.

The main industries include oil and gas extraction and agriculture.

Wellington 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

Airly, Alberton, Alberton West, Arbuckle, Balook, Billabong, Binginwarri, Blackwarry, Boisdale, Briagolong, Budgee Budgee, Bundalaguah, Buragwonduc, Bushy Park, Callignee North, Callignee South, Calrossie, Carrajung, Carrajung Lower, Carrajung South, Castleburn, Cherrilong, Christies, Clydebank, Cobains, Coongulla, Cowa, Cowwarr, Crookayan, Crooked River, Dargo, Darriman, Dawson, Denison, Devon North, Dutson, Dutson Downs, Fernbank, Flamingo Beach, Flynn, Flynns Creek, Fulham, Gelliondale, Giffard, Giffard West, Gillum, Glen Falloch, Glengarry, Glenmaggie, Glomar Beach, Golden Beach, Gormandale, Grand Ridge, Greenmount, Hawkhurst, Hedley, Heyfield, Hiamdale, Hiawatha, Hollands Landing, Howitt Plains, Hunterston, Jack River, Johnstones Hill, Kilmany, Koorool, Lake Wellington, Landsborough, Licola, Licola North, Llowalong, Loch Sport, Longford, Macks Creek, Madalya, Maffra, Maffra West Upper, Manns Beach, McLoughlins Beach, Meerlieu, Mewburn Park, Miowera, Monomak, Montgomery, Moornapa, Moroka, Mount Buller, Munro, Myrtlebank, Nambrok, Nap Nap Marra, Newry, Nuntin, Ocean Grange, Paradise Beach, Pearsondale, Perry Bridge, Port Albert, Reynard, Riverslea, Robertsons Beach, Rosedale, Sale, Sale East, Sargood, Seacombe, Seaspray, Seaton, Snake Island, Staceys Bridge, Stockdale, Stradbroke, Stratford, Tamboritha, Tarra Valley, Tarraville, The Heart, The Honeysuckles, Tinamba, Tinambra West, Toolome, Toongabbie, Toora North, Valencia Creek, Walhalla, Walhalla East, Waterford, Willung, Willung South, Winnindoo, Won Wron, Wongungarra, Wonyip, Woods Point, Woodside, Woodside Beach, Woodside North, Woolenook, Woorarra, Worrowing, Wrathung, Wrixen, Wurruk, Yangoura and Yarram.

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

 

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results 2016 

Wellington Shire Council Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results 2017

 

Elections

Wellington Shire Council is divided into three three-councillor wards 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.

The council's next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2028 elections. 

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.


Central - Cr Darren McCubbin

Central - Cr Scott Rossetti

Central - Cr Ian Bye

Coastal - Cr Alan Hall

Coastal - Cr Gayle Maher

Coastal - Cr Garry Stephens

Northern - Cr Carolyn Crossley - Mayor

Northern - Cr Malcolm Hole

Northern - Cr Keith Mills

Population data

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

  • 2016 41,923 
  • 2021 42,687 
  • 2026 43,921 
  • 2031 45,153 

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.

  2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 71.733m 74.204m 73.078m 72.731m 75.794m 63.896m 61.745m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 76.451m 85.505m 72.454m 79.132m 77.853m 71.508m 64.222m
- Rates and Charges 12.035m 49.392m 46.958m 44.001m 41.131m 38.441m 35.182m
- VGC Grants 12.035m 12.129m 12.277m 11.801m 11.282m 11.008m 10.300m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
2.485m
4.977m
5.900m
8.929m
8.050m
6.158m
6.363m
Recurrent Government Grants
12.307m
2.986m
4.410m
6.074m
5.311m
6.151m
3.577m

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