Gannawarra Shire Council

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Address

47 Victoria Street, KERANG 3579

Postal

PO Box 287, KERANG 3579

Tel

03 5450 9333

Fax


03 5450 3023

Email

council@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

Website

www.gannawarra.vic.gov.au

Municipality profile

Gannawarra Shire is located beside the Murray River, in the Loddon Murray region of Victoria. It is three hours’ drive from Melbourne. The major regional centres of Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill are each about one hour away by road.

Gannawarra Shire is a diverse agricultural region. Its economic base is primarily agriculture, with some important concentrations of manufacturing. Agricultural activities include cropping, dairying, grazing, horticulture and viticulture. The main industries include agriculture, and dairy product manufacturing. View council's performance.

Localities

Appin, Appin Park, Appin South, Bael Bael, Beauchamp, Benjeroop, Budgerum East, Burkes Bridge, Cannie, Capels Crossing, Cohuna, Cullen, Daltons Bridge, Dingwall, Fairley, Gannawarra, Gonn Crossing, Gredgwin, Horfield, Kangaroo Lake, Keely, Kerang, Kerang East, Koondrook, Koroop, Lake Charm, Lake Meran, Lalbert, Leitchville, Macorna, Macorna North, McMillans, Mead, Meatian, Meering West, Milnes Bridge, Mincha West, Murrabit, Murrabit West, Myall, Mystic Park, Ninyeunook, Normanville, Oakvale, Pine View, Quambatook, Reedy Lake, Sandhill Lake, Teal Point, Titybong, Towaninny, Tragowel, Wandella, Wee Wee Rup and Westby. 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
3,732 sq km
10,150
10,103
10,179
10,280

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

Elections

Gannawarra Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 7 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.
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.
Avoca - Cr Neil Gannon
Murray - Cr Oscar Aertssen
Patchell - Cr Mark Arians
Patchell - Cr Keith den Houting
Patchell - Cr Brian Gibson
Yarran - Cr Neville Goulding (Mayor 2013-14)
Yarran - Cr Lorraine Learmonth

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Jason Russell  

Finances


2012-13
2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
21.361m
20.308m
21.632m
18.931m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
27.948m
24.948m
22.391m
19.533m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
9.969m
9.545m
8.907m
7.986m
 - VGC Grants ($)
5.081m
4.835m
4.574m
4.053m
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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