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.
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.
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.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central - Cr Ruth Gstrein - Deputy Mayor
Central - Cr Helen Durant
Central - Cr Bev McArthur
Coastal - Cr Simon Illingworth
North - Cr Lesley Brown
South Central - Cr Joanne Beard
South-West - Cr Neil Trotter - Mayor
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 ($)||40.941m||44.290m||39.640m||40.865m||38.96m||38.576m||38.667m||39.353m||32.256m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||46.406m||46.900m||40.751m||46.255m||39.605m||39.850m||39.998m||39.724m||34.606m|
|- Rates and Charges||20.747m||20.158m||19.570m||18.594m||18.172m||16.798m||15.964m||15.239m||14.425m|
|- VGC Grants||7.358m||7.102m||7.064m||7.018m||6.852m||6.780m||6.762m||6.436m||5.904m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants