Wangaratta is a manufacturing and commercial centre in north-east Victoria.
The rural city's traditional strengths of clothing and textile production has been supplemented in recent years by the manufacturing of wine and wood products.
Wangaratta is the municipality's largest urban centre, with approximately 18,000 residents. The region prides itself on its wineries, gourmet food, spectacular scenery, historic legends, cultural heritage and access to numerous State and National Parks.
The outdoors are also a focus for popular leisure activities in the region.
Wangaratta is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Archerton, Bobinawarrah, Boorhaman, Boorhaman East, Boorhaman North, Boralma, Boweya, Bowmans Forest, Bowser, Byawatha, Carboor, Cheshunt, Cheshunt South, Docker, Dockers Plains, Edi, Edi Upper, Eldorado, Everton, Everton Upper, Glenrowan, Greta, Greta South, Greta West, Hansonville, Killawarra, King Valley, Laceby, Londrigan, Lurg Upper, Markwood, Meadow Creek, Milawa, Moyhu, Murmungee, Myrrhee, Oxley, Oxley Flats, Peechelba, Peechelba East, Rose River, Springhurst, Tarrawingee, Tatong, Tolmie, Wabonga, Waldara, Wangandary, Wangaratta, Wangaratta East, Wangaratta North, Wangaratta South, Whitfield, Whitlands, Whorouly, Whorouly East, Whorouly South and Yarrunga.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
The Rural City of Wangaratta Council was dismissed by an Act of Parliament in 2013. Following a period of being led by a panel of Administrators the municipality returned to elected representation at the 2016 general election..
The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2016 elections.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
City - Cr Ashlee Fitzpatrick
City - Cr Ken Clarke
City - Cr Dave Fuller
City - Cr Dean Rees - Mayor
North - Cr Harvey Benton
South - Cr Harry Bussell
Warby - Cr Mark Currie - Deputy Mayor
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 ($)||60.372m||53.353m||58.478m||54.863m||53.080m||52.197m||52.811m||55.345m||47.669m||41.327m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||64.847m||63.979m||65.117m||54.400m||58.783m||50.697m||54.454m||56.176m||50.973m||45.542m|
|- Rates and Charges||32.146m||30.738m||29.564m||28.504m||26.342m||24.473m||23.163m||21.890m||20.443m||19.053m|
|- VGC Grants||7.202m||6.751m||6.517m||6.482m||6.539m||6.461m||6.273m||6.219m||5.998m||5.637m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants