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Corangamite Shire

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Corangamite Shire is located in Victoria's south west. The Shire extends from the 12 Apostles on the coast near Port Campbell and Princetown to Skipton in the north.

The eastern boundary is Lake Corangamite and the western border is near Garvoc. The shire's economic base is provided through agriculture and some value-adding manufacturing.

Corangamite contains wool growing and cropping areas in the north, while the south has one of the most intensive dairying areas in the State. Farming includes milk, wool, beef, fat lamb and grain. Several milk processing industries are located within Corangamite.

The Great Ocean Road, the 12 Apostles, the Port Campbell National Park, fishing and volcanic hills and craters attract tourists.

Corangamite also produces gourmet food - cheeses, eel processing and ice cream.

Corangamite is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.   

Victoria in Future 

Corangamite - Victoria in Future 2016 

Aboriginal Community Profile

Corangamite Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Localities

Alvie, Ayrford, Berrybank, Bookaar, Boorcan, Bostock Creek, Bradvale, Brucknell, Bullaharre, Camperdown, Carlisle River, Carpendeit, Chapple Vale, Chocolyn, Cobden, Cobrico, Cooriemungle, Cowleys Creek, Cressy, Cundare North, Curdie Vale, Curdies River, Darlington, Derrinallum, Dixie, Dreeite, Dreeite South, Duverney, Ecklin South, Elingamite, Elingamite North, Foxhow, Garvoc, Gellibrand Lower, Glenfyne, Glenormiston North, Glenormiston South, Gnotuk, Heytesbury Lower, Jancourt, Jancourt East, Kariah, Kennedys Creek, Koallah, Kolora, Larralea, Leslie Manor, Lismore, Mingay, Mount Bute, Naroghid, Newfield, Nirranda East, Noorat, Noorat East, Paaratte, Peterborough, Pirron Yallock, Pittong, Pomborneit, Pomborneit East, Pomborneit North, Port Campbell, Princetown, Pura Pura, Purrumbete South, Scotts Creek, Simpson, Skibo, Skipton, Stonyford, Tandarook, Taroon, Terang, Tesbury, Timboon, Timboon West, Vite Vite, Vite Vite North, Waarre, Wattle Hill, Weerite, Werneth, Wool Wool and Yuulong.

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

 

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results 2016 


 

 

Elections

Corangamite 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 next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2016 elections.

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2016.

 

Central - Cr Ruth Gstrein

Central - Cr Helen Durant

Central - Cr Bev McArthur

Coastal - Cr Simon Illingworth

North - Cr Lesley Brown

South Central - Cr Joanne Beard - Mayor

South-West - Cr Neil Trotter

 

 



Population data

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

  • 2016 15,553  
  • 2021 15,076   
  • 2026 14,644  
  • 2031 14,212 

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 ($) 39.640m 40.865m 38.96m 38.576m 38.667m 39.353m 32.256m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 40.751m 46.255m 39.605m 39.850m 39.998m 39.724m 34.606m
- Rates and Charges 19.570m 18.594m 18.172m 16.798m 15.964m 15.239m 14.425m
- VGC Grants 7.064m 7.018m 6.852m 6.780m 6.762m 6.436m 5.904m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
1.774m
4.966m
2.932m
3.381m
1.953m
2.164m
2.624m
Recurrent Government Grants
11.307m
2.967m
4.881m
4.946m
4.748m
5.064m
3.958m

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