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Murrindindi Shire

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Murrindindi Shire is situated on Melbourne's peri-urban fringe. The Shire spans 3879 square kilometres and encompasses the charming rural townships of Alexandra, Eildon, Kinglake, Marysville and Yea. The Shire benefits from great natural beauty and tourist attractions such as Lake Eildon, picturesque national parks, the Great Victorian Rail Trail and access to Victoria's snowfields.

The majority of the land in the Shire is classified as agricultural and agribusiness, encompassing beef production, forestry, fishing and horticulture form key industries, as does tourism. The Shire is located within close proximity to Melbourne, a lovely 60 to 90 minute drive from Melbourne, depending on your route.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics Demographics

Region Summary - Murrindindi

Aboriginal Community Profile

Murrindindi Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations) 

Localities

Acheron, Alexandra, Buxton, Castella, Cathkin, Caveat, Cheviot, Devils River, Dropmore, Eildon, Fawcett, Flowerdale, Ghin Ghin, Glenburn, Gobur, Gooram, Hazeldene, Highlands, Homewood, Kanumbra, Kerrisdale, Killingworth, Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Koriella, Limestone, Maintongoon, Marysville, Merton, Molesworth, Murrindindi, Narbethong, Pheasant Creek, Rubicon, Ruffy, Strath Creek, Taggerty, Taylor Bay, Terip Terip, Thornton, Toolangi, Trawool, Woods Point, Yarck and Yea.

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

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results

Annual Report

Murrindindi Shire Council Annual Report 2020/21

Elections

For further information regarding Local Government elections visit:

Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2020.


Cathedral - Cr Sandice McAulay 

Cheviot - Cr Sue Carpenter - Mayor

Eildon - Cr Karine Haslam

King Parrot - Cr Eric Lording

Kinglake - Cr Ilona Gerencser

Koriella - Cr John Walsh

Red Gate - Cr Damien Gallagher - Deputy Mayor


Population data

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

  • 2016 13,758 
  • 2021 14,304 
  • 2026 14,939 
  • 2031 15,628 

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.

  2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 37.719m 36.635m 35.918m 32.445m 31.907m 31.036m 30.030m 29.476m 33.426m 44.775m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 37.881m 37.648m 40.301m 35.312m 35.700m 31.753m 35.289m 31.147m 39.774m 59.694m
- Rates and Charges 21.530m 21.391m 20.542m 19.798m 19.183m 18.293m 16.868m 15.700m 14.615m 13.538m
- VGC Grants 4.933m
4.861m
4.643m
4.471m
4.298m
4.268m
4.312m
4.355m
4.408m
4.348m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
3.848m
2.719m
3.510m
2.730m
2.794m
1.548m
3.584m
5.244m
10.627m
31.602m
Recurrent Government Grants
7.434m
8.294m
8.469m
7.052m
8.449m
6.951m
2.318m
2.928m
1.944m
1.845m

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