Greater Bendigo City Council
Address195 Lyttleton Terrace, BENDIGO 3550
PostalPO Box 733, BENDIGO 3552
Tel03 5434 6000
Fax03 5434 6200
Municipality ProfileGreater Bendigo is a major regional centre servicing the towns and rural areas of the Loddon region, about 150 kms north west of Melbourne. While still significant, traditional reliance on manufacturing has diminished in recent years, with the development of a strong health, education and retail sector in the city. Commerce, finance and government administration are also important activities.
LocalitiesArgyle, Ascot, Avonmore, Axe Creek, Axedale, Bagshot, Bagshot North, Barnadown, Bendigo, Bendigo East, Bendigo North, Bendigo West, Big Hill, California Gully, Costerfield, Derrinal, Diamond Hill, Drummartin, Eaglehawk, Eaglehawk North, Elmore, Emu Creek, Eppalock, Epsom, Flora Hill, Fosterville, Golden Gully, Golden Square, Goornong, Harcourt North, Heathcote, Hunter, Huntly, Huntly North, Ironbark, Jackass Flat, Junortoun, Kamarooka, Kangaroo Flat, Kennington, Kimbolton, Knowsley, Ladys Pass, Leichardt, Lockwood, Lockwood South, Long Gully, Longlea, Lyal, Maiden Gully, Mandurang, Mandurang South, Marong, Mia Mia, Minto, Mosquito Creek, Mount Camel, Myers Flat, Myrtle Creek, Neilborough, Pilchers Bridge, Quarry Hill, Raywood, Redcastle, Redesdale, Sailors Gully, Sandhurst East, Sebastian, Sedgwick, Shelbourne, Specimen Hill, Spring Gully, Strathdale, Strathfieldsaye, Summerfield, Toolleen, Tysons Reef, Wellsford, Whipstick, White Hills, Wilsons Hill and Woodvale.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|2,999 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.
ElectionsGreater Bendigo City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 9 wards and 9 councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
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9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Eppalock - Cr Rod Campbell
Eppalock - Cr Helen Leach
Eppalock - Cr Mark Weragoda
Lockwood - Cr Elise Chapman
Lockwood - Cr Rod Fyffe
Lockwood - Cr Barry Lyons
Whipstick - Cr Peter Cox
Whipstick - Cr Lisa Ruffell (Mayor 2012-13)
Whipstick - Cr James Williams
Chief Executive OfficerMr Craig Niemann
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