Gannawarra Shire Council
Address47 Victoria Street, KERANG 3579
PostalPO Box 287, KERANG 3579
Tel03 5450 9333
03 5450 3023
Municipality ProfileGannawarra 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.
LocalitiesAppin, 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 & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|3,732 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.
ElectionsGannawarra 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.
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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)
Yarran - Cr Lorraine Learmonth
Chief Executive OfficerMr Jason Russell
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