Cardinia Shire Council
AddressHenty Way, PAKENHAM 3810
PostalPO Box 7, PAKENHAM 3810
Tel1300 787 624
Fax03 5941 3784
Municipality ProfileThe Shire of Cardinia is situated on the south-eastern fringe of the Melbourne metropolitan area, and has a significant rural and horticultural hinterland. It includes more than 30 communities stretching from the foothills of the Dandenong ranges in the north to the shores of Western Port Bay in the south. The Cardinia is at the ‘front’ of Melbourne’s south east growth corridor which stretches in a narrow band along the Princes Highway from Beaconsfield to Pakenham. The Shire has a young and rapidly growing population. The main industries include food manufacturing, agriculture, meat and meat product manufacturing, motor vehicle and part manufacturing.
LocalitiesAvonsleigh, Bayles, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Bunyip, Bunyip North, Caldermeade, Cardinia, Catani, Clematis, Cockatoo, Cora Lynn, Dalmore, Dewhurst, Emerald, Garfield, Garfield North, Gembrook, Guys Hill, Heath Hill, Iona, Koo Wee Rup, Koo Wee Rup North, Lang Lang, Lang Lang East, Longwarry, Maryknoll, Menzies Creek, Modella, Monomeith, Mount Burnett, Nangana, Nar Nar Goon, Nar Nar Goon North, Nyora, Officer, Officer South, Pakenham, Pakenham South, Pakenham Upper, Rythdale, Tenby Point, Tonimbuk, Tooradin, Tynong, Tynong North, Vervale and Yannathan. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|1,281 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.
ElectionsCardinia Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 9 councillors.
Councillors in the 2 single member wards are elected through preferential voting.
Councillors in the 2 multi-member wards are elected through proportional representation voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
The council's next independent Electoral Representation Review was scheduled prior to the 2012 elections.
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9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Central - Cr George Blenkhorn
Central - Cr Kate Lempriere
Central - Cr Jodie Owen
Central - Cr Collin Ross
Port - Cr Graeme Moore
Port - Cr David Young
Ranges - Cr Tania Baxter
Ranges - Cr Brett Owen (Mayor 2012-13)
Ranges - Cr Leticia Wilmot
Chief Executive OfficerMr Garry McQuillan
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