Ballarat City Council

Ballarat Shire Council map

Address

25 Armstrong Street South, BALLARAT 3350

Postal

PO Box 655, BALLARAT 3353

Tel

03 5320 5500

Fax

03 5320 5832

Email

ballcity@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Website

www.ballarat.vic.gov.au

Municipality profile

The City of Ballarat lies within a gently undulating section of the midland plains in western Victoria, about 80 kms from Melbourne. It is positioned at the centre of some of Victoria’s most important freight, tourist and commuter transport routes, with the Western, the Midland, the Glenelg and the Sunraysia highways radiating from it.

Ballarat has traditionally prospered on mineral and agricultural based resources, however manufacturing, tourism, health and community services, education and retailing are now the key industries. These industries, along with banking, finance and government services, are strengthening Ballarat’s role as a regional service provider. View council's performance

Localities

Addington, Alfredton, Ascot, Bakery Hill, Bald Hills, Ballarat, Ballarat East, Black Hill, Blowhard, Bo Peep, Bonshaw, Brown Hill, Buninyong, Bunkers Hill, Burrumbeet, Canadian, Cardigan, Cardigan Village, Chapel Flat, Coghills Creek, Creswick, Delacombe, Durham Lead, Ercildoune, Eureka, Glen Park, Glendaruel, Glendonnel, Golden Point, Gong Gong, Invermay, Invermay Park, Lake Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Learmonth, Magpie, Miners Rest, Mitchell Park, Mount Bolton, Mount Clear, Mount Helen, Mount Pleasant, Mount Rowan, Nerrina, Newington, Redan, Scotchmans Lead, Scotsburn, Sebastopol, Smythes Creek, Soldiers Hill, Sovereign Hill, Tourello, Warrenheip, Wattle Flat, Weatherboard, Wendouree, Wendouree Village, Windermere.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Area and population

Population Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Area
2016
2021
2026
2031
740 sq km
104,552
116,669
129,379
142,002

Source: Victoria in Future 2014 - Population and Household Projections to 2051

Elections

Ballarat City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 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 2016.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Central - Cr John Burt
Central - Cr Belinda Coates
Central - Cr Samantha McIntosh
North - Cr Vicki Coltman
North - Cr Amy Johnson
North - Cr John Philips
South - Cr Des Hudson
South - Cr Peter Innes
South - Cr Joshua Morris (Mayor 2013-14)

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Anthony Schinck

Finances


2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
128.032m
131.828m
116.066m
105.328m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
160.672m
138.557m
124.166m
117.372m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
77.258m
64.443m
65.900m
62.561m
 - VGC Grants ($)
11.313m
10.641m
10.265m
9.775m
Source: Victoria Grants Commission

Performance

View the Statewide Community Satisfaction Survey Results to find out what the community thinks about councils services.

Further information about council performance can be found in the Local Government in Victoria Report which brings together information from councils' annual reports to provide a snapshot of the current position of the sector.

The Victorian Government has introduced a mandatory system of performance reporting for councils to ensure that all councils are measuring and reporting on their performance in a consistent way. From 2015, this will enable members of the community to compare similar councils across 70 indicators and assess their performance. Find out more about the performance reporting framework.

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