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Nillumbik Shire

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Nillumbik Shire is located 25 kms north-east of Melbourne and the southern boundary is the Yarra River.

The south of Nillumbik is predominantly urban, with commercial centres at Eltham and Diamond Creek. The north of the municipality includes significant natural features like Kinglake National Park and Sugarloaf Reservoir.

The main industries include building construction, installation trade services, building completion services.

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. 


Elections

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.

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Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2016.


Blue Lake - Cr Grant Brooker

Bunjil - Cr Karen Egan

Edendale - Cr John Dumaresq

Ellis - Cr Peter Perkins

Sugarloaf - Cr Jane Ashton

Swipers Gully - Cr Bruce Ranken

Wingrove - Cr Peter Clarke - Mayor

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.

  2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 77.024m 76.723m 76.652m 77.364m 80.001m 71.155m 63.711m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 95.305m
86.449m
83.311m
78.836m
78.365m
80.775m
71.908m
- Rates and Charges 60.491m
56.761m
52.756m
48.037m
45.224m 80.775m
39.579m
- VGC Grants 3.211m 3.315m 3.273m 3.057m 2.972m 2.931m 2.811m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
10.584m
3.653m
3.940m
3.735m
5.640m
14.183m
11.495m
Recurrent Government Grants
5.118m
3.549m
4.555m
3.849m
4.308m
2.984m
2.964m

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