Macedon Ranges Shire is a semi rural municipality, located within an hours' drive of Melbourne's central business district to the south and Bendigo to the north.
The shire's most important industry is tourism.
This region is popular with both domestic and international visitors, due to its natural attractions, wineries, and its proximity and accessibility to the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Macedon Ranges is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Ashbourne, Baynton, Baynton East, Benloch, Bolinda, Bullengarook, Bylands, Carlsruhe, Cherokee, Chintin, Clarkefield, Cobaw, Darraweit Guim, Denver, Drummond, Drummond North, Edgecombe, Fern Hill, Gisborne, Gisborne South, Glenhope, Goldie, Greenhill, Hanging Rock, Hesket, Kerrie, Kyneton, Kyneton South, Lancefield, Lauriston, Macedon, Malmsbury, Monegeetta, Mount Macedon, New Gisborne, Newham, Pastoria, Pastoria East, Pipers Creek, Riddells Creek, Rochford, Romsey, Sidonia, Spring Hill, Springfield, Tantaraboo, Taradale, Toolern Vale, Trentham East, Tylden, Woodend and Woodend North.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
9 Councillors elected in October 2020.
East - Cr Bill West
East - Cr Annette Death
East - Cr Geoffrey Neil
South - Cr Dominic Bonanno
South - Cr Rob Guthrie
South - Cr Anne Moore
West - Cr Jennifer Anderson - Mayor
West - Cr Janet Pearce
West - Cr Mark Ridgeway - Deputy 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 ($)||73.096m||70.412m||67.233m||66.079m||66.581m||63.512m||58.826m||60.578m||52.946m||46.771m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||83.710m||80.108m||78.406m||70.076m||72.895m||65.009m||64.104m||62.718m||55.913m||54.772m|
|- Rates and Charges||48.704m||46.042m||44.389m||42.393m||39.806m||37.437m||35.172m||33.077m||29.757m||28.176m|
|- VGC Grants||7.574m||6.936m||6.680m||6.735m||6.602m||6.636m||6.407m||6.220m||5.938m||5.563m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants