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.
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.
7 Councillors elected in October 2020.
Cathedral - Cr Sandice McAulay - Mayor
Cheviot - Cr Sue Carpenter - Deputy Mayor
Eildon - Cr Karine Haslam
King Parrot - Cr Eric Lording
Kinglake - Cr Ilona Gerencser
Koriella - Cr John Walsh
Red Gate - Cr Damien Gallagher
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 ($)||36.635m||35.918m||32.445m||31.907m||31.036m||30.030m||29.476m||33.426m||44.775m||52.352m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||37.648m||40.301m||35.312m||35.700m||31.753m||35.289m||31.147m||39.774m||59.694m||57.552m|
|- Rates and Charges||21.391m||20.542m||19.798m||19.183m||18.293m||16.868m||15.700m||14.615m||13.538m||12.482m|
|- VGC Grants||4.861m
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants