Nillumbik is renowned as the Green Wedge Shire, located 25 kms north-east of Melbourne. Key centres include Eltham and Diamond Creek, as well as rural townships including Hurstbridge and St Andrews.The Green Wedge covers 91 percent of the total area of the shire and is characterized by steep ridges and gentle sloping hills, enclosing plains and flats. Kinglake National Park, reserves and bushland, together with lifestyle properties, hobby farms, orchards, wineries and broad acre farms all make up this unique landscape.
The people of the shire enjoy a healthy, safe, family-friendly lifestyle within close knit communities. Our townships offer residents and visitors distinctive village-style shopping, access to professional services and public transport and places to meet and socialise. Striking mud-brick buildings and award winning wineries complement the shire’s unique and diverse landscape. Nillumbik is also an arts-rich environment. The creative life of the community is highly-valued and large numbers of artists live and work here in the quiet beauty of our landscape. The shire also has a strong performing arts community.
Nillumbik is part of the Interface council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Arthurs Creek, Bend of Islands, Briar Hill, Christmas Hills, Cottles Bridge, Diamond Creek, Doreen, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Nutfield, Panton Hill, Plenty, Research, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Strathewen, Warrandyte North, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Yan Yean and Yarrambat.
Nillumbik Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 7 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting. Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Blue Lake - Cr Grant Brooker
Bunjil - Cr Karen Egan - Mayor
Edendale - Cr John Dumaresq
Ellis - Cr Peter Perkins
Sugarloaf - Cr Jane Ashton
Swipers Gully - Cr Bruce Ranken - Deputy Mayor
Wingrove - Cr Peter Clarke
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 ($)||92.103m||80.310m||76.874m||77.024m||76.723m||76.652m||77.364m||80.001m||71.155m||63.711m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||105.526m
|- Rates and Charges||64.339m
|- VGC Grants||3.032m||3.056m||3.164m||3.211m||3.315m||3.273m||3.057m||2.972m||2.931m||2.811m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants