Central Goldfields Shire Council

Central Goldfields Shire Council map

Address

12-22 Nolan Street, MARYBOROUGH 3465

Postal

PO Box 194, MARYBOROUGH 3465

Tel

03 5461 0610

Fax

03 5461 0666

Email

mail@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

Website

www.centralgoldfields.com.au

Municipality profile

The Central Goldfields Shire is located in central Victoria, one hour’s drive from the regional cities of Ballarat and Bendigo and two hour’s drive north west of Melbourne. Originally a gold mining area, the shire has developed on the back of agricultural industry. The main activities are cropping and sheep farming. Maryborough, the principal town in the shire, is a manufacturing centre. The main industries include meat and meat product manufacturing, other food manufacturing, printing & services to printing, agriculture.

Localities

Adelaide Lead, Alma, Amherst, Archdale, Archdale Junction, Bealiba, Bet Bet, Betley, Bowenvale, Bromley, Bung Bong, Campbelltown, Caralulup, Carisbrook, Cotswold, Craigie, Daisy Hill, Dunach, Dunluce, Dunolly, Eddington, Emu, Flagstaff, Glengower, Golden Point, Goldsborough, Havelock, Inkerman, Joyces Creek, Lillicur, Majorca, Maryborough, Moliagul, Moolort, Moonlight Flat, Mount Cameron, Mount Glasgow, Mount Hooghly, Natte Yallock, Rathscar, Red Lion, Rodborough, Simson, Stony Creek, Strathlea, Talbot, Timor, Timor West and Wareek. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Area and population

Population Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Area
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
1,534 sq km
12,792
13,257
13,467
13,721
13,988

Source: Victoria in Future 2012 - Population and Household Projections 2011–2031 for Victoria and its Regions

Elections


Central Goldfields Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors in the 3 single member wards are elected through preferential voting.
Councillors in the 1 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 conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Flynn - Cr Bob Henderson
Maryborough - Cr Geoff Lovett
Maryborough - Cr Wendy McIvor
Maryborough - Cr Paula Nixon
Maryborough - Cr Barry Rinaldi (Mayor 2013-14)
Paddys Ranges - Cr John Van Beveren
Tullaroop - Cr Ian Robertson

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Mark Johnston

Finances


2012-13
2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
28.274m
30.152m
24.684m
20.142m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
37.219m
41.596m
29.062m
19.492m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
10.672m
9.996m
9.081m
8.322m
 - VGC Grants ($)
3.348m
3.348m
3.180m
2.978m
Source: Victoria Grants Commission

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