Towong Shire is a pristine rural and relatively unpopulated area.
The economy of the shire is based around primary production, particularly agriculture and forestry.
There are many small towns in the municipality, such as Corryong and Tallangatta, that service these industries.
Towong is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Bellbridge, Berringama, Bethanga, Biggara, Bullioh, Bungil, Burrowyne, Colac Colac, Corryong, Cudgewa, Dartmouth, Eskdale, Georges Creek, Granya, Guys Forest, Huon, Jarvis Creek, Koetong, Lucyvale, Mitta Mitta, Mount Alfred, Nariel Valley, Old Tallangatta, Pine Mountain, Shelley, Talgarno, Tallandoon, Tallangatta, Tallangatta East, Tallangatta South, Tallangatta Valley, Thologolong, Thowgla Valley, Tintaldra, Tom Groggin, Towong, Towong Lower and Walwa.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Towong Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 5 Councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020. The council's next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2028 elections.
5 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Aaron Scales
Unsubdivided - Cr David Wortmann - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Andrew Whitehead - Deputy Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Jennifer Star
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Tolsher
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 ($)||13.566m||12.902m||12.915m||13.251m||14.726m||12.666m||15.660m||12.431m||12.394m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||18.709m||19.885m||14.211m||18.862m||15.084m||15.174m||13.810m||13.885m||12.929m|
|- Rates and Charges||8.344m||7.771m||7.481m||7.042m||6.597m||6.229m||5.858m||5.485m||5.037m|
|- VGC Grants||4.200m||3.682m||3.549m||3.646m||3.600m||3.589m||3.617m||3.451m||3.253m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants