Wellington is a large shire which includes a strong agricultural base and important secondary and tertiary industries, notably in the largest centre, Sale.
Wellington is home to a major prison, the Longford gas plant, an RAAF base and the Ninety Mile Beach.
The main industries include oil and gas extraction and agriculture.
Wellington is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
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For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Wellington Shire Council is divided into three three-councillor wards consisting of 9 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.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central - Cr Darren McCubbin
Central - Cr Scott Rossetti
Central - Cr Ian Bye
Coastal - Cr Alan Hall - Mayor
Coastal - Cr Gayle Maher
Coastal - Cr Garry Stephens
Northern - Cr Carolyn Crossley
Northern - Cr Malcolm Hole - Deputy Mayor
Northern - Cr Carmel Ripper
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 ($)||80.185m||87.696m||76.372m||71.733m||74.204m||73.078m||72.731m||75.794m||63.896m||61.745m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||114.932m||98.275m||96.883m||76.451m||85.505m||72.454m||79.132m||77.853m||71.508m||64.222m|
|- Rates and Charges||61.559m||60.474m||55.417m||12.035m||49.392m||46.958m||44.001m||41.131m||38.441m||35.182m|
|- VGC Grants||13.673m||12.504m||12.015m||12.035m||12.129m||12.277m||11.801m||11.282m||11.008m||10.300m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants