Situated on the Hume Freeway, and the Melbourne to Sydney rail line, Wodonga is well recognised as a strategic hub along the eastern seaboard.
Wodonga is the twin city to Albury in New South Wales. The cities together form a major growth centre which services a wide rural hinterland in both Victoria and New South Wales. Its proximity between Australia’s two largest cities, Melbourne and Sydney, provides key advantages.Health care and social assistance, public administration and safety and manufacturing are the leading employment sectors in the city.
The area also boasts an enviable climate of hot, dry summers, perfect autumns and springs and cool winters.
Wodonga is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Bandiana, Baranduda, Barnawartha North, Bonegilla, Castle Creek, Ebden, Gateway Island, Hume Weir, Huon Creek, Killara, Leneva, Staghorn Flat, Wodonga and Wodonga West .
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Wodonga City Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 7 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.
7 Councillors elected in Ocober 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Anna Speedie - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr John Watson
Unsubdivided - Cr Kat Bennett - Deputy Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Libby Hall
Unsubdivided - Cr Danny Lowe
Unsubdivided - Cr Ron Mildren
Unsubdivided - Cr Brian Mitchell
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 ($)||57.232m||57.229m||57.935m||57.067m||54.275m||53.385m||52.471m||51.318m||48.387m||43.873m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||70.568m
|- Rates and Charges||46.049m||44.947m||43.124m||41.106m||37.968m||36.184m||33.888m||31.167m||28.465m||26.264m|
|- VGC Grants||5.180m||5.095m||4.892m||4.784m||4.701m||4.608m||4.524m||4.480m||4.268m||4.003m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants