Alpine Shire Council
AddressGreat Alpine Road BRIGHT 3741
PostalPO Box 139 BRIGHT 3741
Tel03 5755 0555
Fax03 5755 1811
Municipality ProfileThe Alpine Shire is about 300 km north east of Melbourne and 70 km south of Albury/Wodonga. About 92% of the shire is public land including parts of the Alpine National Park and all of the Mount Buffalo National Park. Most of the freehold lands are alluvial flood plains along the Ovens, Kiewa and Buffalo Rivers together with the adjoining gentle slopes and hills. The Shire’s economy is based on tourism, forestry and agriculture.
LocalitiesAbbeyard, Barwidgee, Bogong, Bright, Buckland, Buffalo Creek, Buffalo River, Cobungra, Coral Bank, Dandongadale, Dargo, Dederang, Dinner Plain, Eurobin, Falls Creek, Freeburgh, Gapsted, Germantown, Glen Creek, Gundowring, Harrietville, Havilah, Hotham Heights, Kancoona, Kergunyah South, Merriang, Mongans Bridge, Mount Beauty, Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham, Mudgeegonga, Myrtleford, Nug Nug, Ovens, Porepunkah, Rosewhite, Running Creek, Selwyn, Smoko, Tawonga, Tawonga South, Upper Gundowring, Wandiligong, Wongungarra and Wonnangatta.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & Population Population Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|4,787 sq km
Source: Victoria in Future 2012 - Population and Household Projections 2011–2031 for Victoria and its Regions, Department of Planning and Community Development, April 2012.
Alpine Shire 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 October 2016.
The council's next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2016 elections.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Kate Farrell
Unsubdivided - Cr John Forsyth
Unsubdivided - Cr Ron Janas
Unsubdivided - Cr Tony Keeble
Unsubdivided - Cr Daryl Pearce
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Roper (Mayor 2012-13)
Unsubdivided - Cr Jan Vonarx
Chief Executive OfficerMr Ian Nicholls
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