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Nillumbik Shire

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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 

Localities

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. 

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

Community Satisfaction

Nillumbik Shire Council Community Survey Report

Annual Report

Nillumbik Shire Council Annual Report 2018/19

Elections

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Councillors

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

Population data

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

  • 2016 62,798 
  • 2021 64,180 
  • 2026 65,781 
  • 2031 67,600 

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.

  2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
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
95.511m
93.962m
95.305m
86.449m
83.311m
78.836m
78.365m
80.775m
71.908m
- Rates and Charges 64.339m
62.678m
62.377m
60.491m
56.761m
52.756m
48.037m
45.224m 80.775m
39.579m
- 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
14.364m
4.897m
6.362m
10.584m
3.653m
3.940m
3.735m
5.640m
14.183m
11.495m
Recurrent Government Grants
7.202m
6.411m
8.101m
5.118m
3.549m
4.555m
3.849m
4.308m
2.984m
2.964m

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