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Hepburn Shire

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Hepburn Shire is located in central Victoria, just over an hour from Melbourne. The region is renowned for its natural beauty and mineral springs. The eastern part of the Shire is hilly, with high rainfall and significant native forests. The west has medium to lower rainfall and broad acre farming land.

The shire's economic base is in agriculture, forestry, manufacturing and tourism. Tourism is most popular around the Daylesford-Hepburn Springs mineral springs. Tourism, the arts, service industries, retailing, education and health and community services are growing rapidly.

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

Localities

Allendale, Bald Hills, Basalt, Blackwood North, Blampied, Broomfield, Bullarook, Bullarto, Bullarto South, Cabbage Tree, Campbelltown, Clunes, Clydesdale, Coomoora, Creswick, Creswick North, Daylesford, Dean, Denver, Drummond, Drummond North, Dry Diggings, Dunach, Eganstown, Elevated Plains, Evansford, Fern Hill, Franklinford, Glengower, Glenlyon, Guildford, Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, Invermay, Kingston, Kooroocheang, Korweinguboora, Langdons Hill, Lawrence, Leonards Hill, Little Hampton, Lyonville, Malmsbury, Mollongghip, Mount Beckworth, Mount Cameron, Mount Franklin, Mount Prospect, Musk, Musk Vale, Newbury, Newlyn, Newlyn North, Porcupine Ridge, Rocklyn, Sailors Falls, Sailors Hill, Sandon, Shepherds Flat, Smeaton, Smokey Town, Spring Hill, Springmount, Stony Creek, Strangways, Sulky, Taradale, Tarilta, Trentham, Trentham East, Tylden, Tylden South, Ullina, Wattle Flat, Waubra, Werona, Wheatsheaf and Yandoit.

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

 

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results 2016

Elections

Hepburn Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 5 wards and 7 councillors.

Councillors in the 3 single member wards are elected through preferential voting. Councillors in the 2 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.

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.


Birch - Cr Kate Redwood

Birch - Cr Fiona Robson

Cameron - Cr Neil Newitt

Coliban - Cr Sebastian Klein - Mayor

Creswick - Cr Don Henderson

Creswick - Cr Greg May

Holcombe - Cr John Cottrell

Population data

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

  • 2016 14,859 
  • 2021 15,293  
  • 2026 15,886 
  • 2031 16,479 

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 ($) 27.334m
27.152m
27.480m
29.680m
28.973m
27.517m
20.683m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 32.451m
32.198m
28.478m
44.938m
37.258m
35.570m
22.811m
- Rates and Charges 17.868m
17.133m
16.156m
15.757m
14.645m
13.507m
12.341m
- VGC Grants 4.291m
4.255m
4.222m
3.971m
3.926m
3.774m
3.518m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
3.760m 2.793m 4.259m 5.119m 3.174m 3.305m 1.801m
Recurrent Government Grants
6.045m
2.459m
2.350m
2.457m
2.360m
2.069m
2.242m

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