Horsham Rural City is some 3.5 hours' drive north west of Melbourne and north of the Grampians Ranges, in Victoria's Wimmera region.
The city of Horsham, with over 13,000 people, is the main provider of retail, community and government services in the Wimmera. The region has a range of educational and health facilities including several secondary colleges and a TAFE.
The main industry is dryland, broadacre agriculture.
Horsham is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Arapiles, Blackheath, Brimpaen, Bungalally, Clear Lake, Dadswells Bridge, Dooen, Douglas, Drung, Duchembegarra, Grass Flat, Green Lake, Greenland Dam, Haven, Horsham, Jilpanger, Jung, Kalkee, Kanagulk, Kewell, Laharum, Longerenong, Lower Norton, McKenzie Creek, Mitre, Mockinya, Mount Talbot, Murra Warra, Natimuk, Noradjuha, Nurrabiel, Pimpinio, Quantong, Riverside, St Helens Plains, Telangatuk East, Tooan, Toolondo, Vectis, Wail, Wartook and Wonwondah.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES
Horsham Rural 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 2016.
The council's next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2016 elections.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Pamela Clarke
Unsubdivided - Cr David Grimble
Unsubdivided - Cr Mark Radford - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Joshua Koenig
Unsubdivided - Cr Les Power
Unsubdivided - Cr John Robinson
Unsubdivided - Cr Alethea Sedgman
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 ($)||52.810m||48.916m||45.757m||45.108m||40.424m||39.795m||42.038m||40.190m||35.553m||32.615m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||57.687m||54.400m||54.425m||44.454m||47.962m||43.333m||50.627m
|- Rates and Charges||26.685m||25.695m||24.913m||23.720m||22.312m||20.875m||19.377m||17.859m||16.330m||14.979m|
|- VGC Grants||6.424m||6.001m||5.804m||5.733m||5.661m||5.642m||5.551m||5.330m||5.085m||4.684m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants