Baw Baw Shire Council

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Address

Civic Place, WARRAGUL 3820

Postal

PO Box 304, WARRAGUL 3820

Tel

03 5624 2411

Fax

03 5622 3654

Email

bawbaw@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

Website

www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

Municipality profile

Baw Baw Shire is a predominantly rural-based municipality, which includes rich horticultural, dairying and forestry areas. It is also a major exurban growth area for the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the focus of which is on Drouin and Warragul. Primary industry is a major employer and industry sector within Baw Baw and includes dairy and beef cattle, pome fruits (apples), vegetables, potatoes, cool climate grapes, maize, soft fruits (berries and currants), fresh flowers, seedlings and plants, hydroponic tomatoes and timber. There is also a significant and growing value-adding sector taking advantage of the primary produce grown in the area. Organic production is also increasing significantly. View council's performance.

Localities

Aberfeldy, Ada, Allambee, Allambee Reserve, Allambee South, Amor, Athlone, Baw Baw, Baw Baw Village, Bona Vista, Boola, Brandy Creek, Bravington, Buln Buln, Buln Buln East, Caringal, Childers, Cloverlea, Coalville, Coopers Creek, Crossover, Darnum, Delburn, Driffield, Drouin, Drouin East, Drouin South, Drouin West, Ellinbank, Erica, Ferndale, Fumina, Fumina South, Gainsborough, Gentle Annie, Glengarry North, Hallora, Hallston, Heath Hill, Hernes Oak, Hill End, Icy Creek, Jacob Creek, Jericho, Jindivick, Labertouche, Lardner, Lillico, Loch Valley, Longwarry, Longwarry North, Mirboo South, Modella, Moe, Moe South, Moondarra, Mountain View, Narracan, Nayook, Neerim, Neerim East, Neerim Junction, Neerim North, Neerim South, Nilma, Noojee, Nyora, Piedmont, Poowong East, Poowong North, Rawson, Ripplebrook, Rokeby, Seaview, Shady Creek, Strzelecki, Tanjil, Tanjil Bren, Tanjil South, Tetoora Road, Thaloo, Thomson, Thorpdale, Thorpdale South, Toombon, Toongabbie, Toorongo, Trafalgar, Trafalgar East, Trafalgar South, Trida, Vesper, Walhalla, Warragul, Warragul South, Warragul West, Westbury, Willow Grove, Yallourn North, Yarragon and Yarragon South.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Area and population                                                       

Population Projections - Estimate,d Resident Population (ERP)
Area
2016
2021
2026
2031
4,028 sq km
48,489
56,352
65,441
74,676

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

Elections

Baw Baw Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 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.
Drouin - Cr Tricia Jones
Drouin - Cr Terry Williamson
Mount Worth - Cr Murray Cook (Mayor 2013-14)
Mount Worth - Cr Peter Kostos
North - Cr David Balfour
North - Cr Deborah Brown
Warragul - Cr Joe Gauci
Warragul - Cr Gerard Murphy
Warragul - Cr Mikaela Power

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Helen Anstis

Finances  


2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
69.011m
66.698m
58.199m
51.544m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
71.190m
71.650m
56.421m
55.367m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
41.284m
35.058m
31.535m
28.990m
 - VGC Grants ($)
8.087m
8.009m
7.542m
7.134m
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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