Latrobe City is located 135 km east of Melbourne. It is the principal service centre for the Gippsland region and includes the regional headquarters for significant government and private organisations, and education centres. The Latrobe Valley generates 85% of Victoria's electricity, from its large reserves of brown coal.
Other major industries include timber processing, and the manufacturing of paper products as well as the provision of services to the Gippsland region. Latrobe has a young population, with 45% of residents aged under 35 – of these 28% are under 10.
Latrobe is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Balook, Boola, Boolarra, Boolarra South, Budgeree, Callignee, Churchill, Cowwarr, Darlimurla, Delburn, Driffield, Flynn, Flynns Creek, Glengarry, Glengarry North, Glengarry West, Grand Ridge, Hazelwood, Hazelwood North, Hazelwood South, Hernes Oak, Jeeralang, Jeeralang Junction, Jumbuk, Koornalla, Loy Yang, Maryvale, Mid Valley, Mirboo, Moe, Moe South, Moondarra, Morwell, Mount Tassie, Narracan, Newborough, Tanjil South, Toongabbie, Traralgon, Traralgon East, Traralgon South, Tyers, Yallourn, Yallourn North, Yinnar and Yinnar South.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Latrobe City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 9 Councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central - Cr Graeme Middlemiss - Mayor
Central - Cr Alan McFarlane
East - Cr Dale Harriman
East - Cr Kellie O'Callaghan
East - Cr Dan Clancey
East - Cr Darren Howe - Deputy Mayor
South - Cr Darrell White
West - Cr Sharon Gibson
West - Cr Bradley Law
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 ($)||115.174m||114.413m||117.374m||111.15m||105.590m||107.322m||96.816m||92.463m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||136.726m||126.182m||134.379m||114.758m||112.584m||111.377m||109.551m||104.522m|
|- Rates and Charges||75.121m||72.491m||69.606m||66.355m||62.637m||58.762m||54.547m||50.727m|
|- VGC Grants||11.374m
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants