The Shire of Cardinia is situated on the south-eastern fringe of the Melbourne metropolitan area, and has a significant rural and horticultural hinterland.
It includes more than 30 communities stretching from the foothills of the Dandenong ranges in the north to the shores of Western Port Bay in the south.
The Cardinia is at the 'front' of Melbourne's south east growth corridor which stretches in a narrow band along the Princes Highway from Beaconsfield to Pakenham. The Shire has a young and rapidly growing population.
The main industries include food manufacturing, agriculture, meat and meat product manufacturing, motor vehicle and part manufacturing.
Cardinia is part of the Interface council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Avonsleigh, Bayles, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Bunyip, Bunyip North, Caldermeade, Cardinia, Catani, Clematis, Cockatoo, Cora Lynn, Dalmore, Dewhurst, Emerald, Garfield, Garfield North, Gembrook, Guys Hill, Heath Hill, Iona, Koo Wee Rup, Koo Wee Rup North, Lang Lang, Lang Lang East, Longwarry, Maryknoll, Menzies Creek, Modella, Monomeith, Mount Burnett, Nangana, Nar Nar Goon, Nar Nar Goon North, Nyora, Officer, Officer South, Pakenham, Pakenham South, Pakenham Upper, Rythdale, Tenby Point, Tonimbuk, Tooradin, Tynong, Tynong North, Vervale and Yannathan.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
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9 Councillors elected in October 2020.
Beacon Hills - Cr Brett Owen - Mayor
Bunyip - Cr Graeme Moore
Central - Cr Collin Ross
Henty - Cr Carol Ryan
Officer- Cr Tammy Radford
Pakenham - Cr Jack Kowarzik
Ranges - Cr Jeff Springfield - Deputy Mayor
Toomuc - Cr Stephanie Davies
Westenport - Cr Ray Brown
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 ($)||130.774m||117.270m||104.880m||102.329m||98.221m||94.255m||92.996m||90.151m||89.807m||76.046m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||146.167m||133.583m||123.249m||118.484m||107.191m||107.308m||96.298m||101.017m||97.978m||81.241m|
|- Rates and Charges||95.474m||90.910m||83.817m||78.968m||73.921m||68.405m||62.731m||58.050m||52.885m||47.225m|
|- VGC Grants||11.932m||11.482m||10.697m||10.131m||9.905m||9.725m||9.570m||9.268m||9.013m||8.292m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants