Ararat Rural City
Address59 Vincent St, ARARAT 3377
PostalPO Box 246, ARARAT 3377
Tel03 5355 0200
Fax03 5352 1695
Municipality ProfileArarat Rural City is a versatile primary production area famous for its premium viticulture and wine industry, quality merino wool, and cropping and manufacturing industries. Ararat Rural City forms a “gateway” to important tourism destinations such as the Grampians Ranges, Pyrenees Ranges, Mt Langi Ghiran, Mt Cole and Lake Bolac. Ararat (pop. 7,500) is the district retail hub. Ararat is located 200 kilometres west of Melbourne on the Western Highway at the junction of several major highways.
LocalitiesArarat, Armstrong, Ballyrogan, Bayindeen, Black Range, Bornes Hill, Buangor, Carranballac, Cathcart, Chatsworth, Crowlands, Denicull Creek, Dobie, Dunkeld, Dunneworthy, Elmhurst, Eversley, Glenlogie, Glenthompson, Great Western, Halls Gap, Lake Bolac, Langi Logan, Mafeking, Maroona, Middle Creek, Mininera, Mount Cole, Mount Cole Creek, Moyston, Narrapumelap South, Nerrin Nerrin, Norval, Pomonal, Pura Pura, Rhymney, Rocky Point, Rossbridge, Stavely, Stoneleigh, Streatham, Tatyoon, Warrak, Westmere, Wickliffe, Willaura, Woorndoo and Yalla-Y-Poora.
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Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|4,210 sq km
ElectionsArarat Rural 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 October 2016.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Gwenda Allgood
Unsubdivided - Cr Ian Harris
Unsubdivided - Cr Fay Hull
Unsubdivided - Cr Gary Hull
Unsubdivided - Cr Colin McKenzie
Unsubdivided - Cr Ian Wilson (Mayor 2012-13)
Unsubdivided - Vacant
Chief Executive OfficerMr Andrew Evans
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