Greater Shepparton in the heart of the Goulburn Valley is the fourth largest provincial centre in Victoria.
Shepparton township is located at the confluence of the Goulburn and Broken Rivers and at the intersection of the Goulburn Valley and Midland Highways. The region has a diverse population, with 15.7% of residents born overseas.
The region is a major fruit and vegetable processing centre, with two large canneries. There are also large dairy processing facilities located in and around Shepparton, which provide products for both local consumption and export. Irrigation is critical to agricultural production.
The main industries include agriculture, fruit and vegetable processing, dairy product manufacturing.
Greater Shepparton is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Arcadia, Ardmona, Boxwood, Branditt, Bunbartha, Byrneside, Caniambo, Colliver, Congupna, Cooma, Coomboona, Cosgrove, Cosgrove South, Dhurringile, Dookie, Dookie College, Dunkirk, Gillieston, Girgarre East, Gowangardie, Grahamvale, Harston, Invergordon South, Karramomus, Katandra, Katandra West, Kialla, Kialla East, Kialla West, Kyabram, Kyabram South, Lancaster, Lemnos, Major Plains, Marionvale, Marungi, Merrigum, Moorilim, Mooroopna, Mooroopna North, Mooroopna North West, Mount Major, Murchison, Murchison East, Murchison North, Nalinga, Orrvale, Pine Lodge, Shepparton, Shepparton East, Shepparton North, St Germains, Stanhope South, Stewarton, Tallygaroopna, Tamleugh North, Tatura, Tatura East, Toolamba, Toolamba East, Toolamba West, Undera, Violet Town, Waranga, Wyuna and Zeerust.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Greater Shepparton City Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 7 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 independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2016 elections.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Dinny Adem - Deputy Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Chris Hazelman
Unsubdivided - Cr Leslie Oroszvary
Unsubdivided - Cr Dennis Patterson
Unsubdivided - Cr Fern Summer
Unsubdivided - Cr Seema Abdullah - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Bruce Giovanetti
Unsubdivided - Cr Kim O'Keeffe
Unsubdivided - Cr Shelley Sutton
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 ($)||118.192m||110.369m||124.353m||127.007m||108.397m||96.311m||100.336m||90.389m||84.926m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||142.864m||138.804m||124.463m||134.351m||113.331m||110.325m||100.525m||96.702m||89.738m|
|- Rates and Charges||74.577m||71.891m||68.260m||63.780m||60.284m||56.816m||53.643m||49.513m||45.489m|
|- VGC Grants||11.930m||11.543m||11.461m||11.469m||11.195m||10.650m||10.281m||9.795m||9.126m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants