Central Goldfields Shire Council
Address12-22 Nolan Street, MARYBOROUGH 3465
PostalPO Box 194, MARYBOROUGH 3465
Tel03 5461 0610
Fax03 5461 0666
Municipality ProfileThe 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.
LocalitiesAdelaide 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.
PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|1,534 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.
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.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Flynn - Cr John Smith
Maryborough - Cr Geoff Lovett
Maryborough - Cr Wendy McIvor
Maryborough - Cr Paula Nixon
Maryborough - Cr Barry Rinaldi (Mayor 2012-13)
Paddys Ranges - Cr John Van Beveren
Tullaroop - Cr Ian Robertson
Chief Executive OfficerMr Mark Johnston
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