Hindmarsh Shire Council

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Address

92 Nelson Street, NHILL 3418

Postal

PO Box 250, NHILL 3418

Tel

03 5391 4444

Fax

03 5391 1376

Email

info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au

Website

www.hindmarsh.vic.gov.au

Municipality profile

Hindmarsh Shire is in the Wimmera-Mallee region, about 350 kms northwest of Melbourne. It is bordered in the north by the Big Desert / Wyperfeld National Park, and in the south by the Little Desert National Park. The economy of Hindmarsh is based largely on dryland, broadacre farming, especially grain (wheat, barley and oats) and sheep, but in recent years has diversified into the production of oilseeds and legumes. Agricultural manufacture and tourism are also important. View council's performance

Localities

Albacutya, Antwerp, Big Desert, Broughton, Crymelon, Dimboola, Gerang Gerung, Glenlee, Jeparit, Kaniva, Kenmare, Kiata, Lake Hindmarsh, Little Desert, Lorquon, Netherby, Nhill, Rainbow, Tarranyurk and Yanac.
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
7,550 sq km
5,515
5,413
5,417
5,435

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

Elections

Hindmarsh Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 6 councillors.
Councillors 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 is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2016 elections.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

6 Councillors elected in October 2012.
East - Cr Debra Nelson
East - Cr Tony Schneider
North - Cr Ron Ismay
North - Cr Ronald Lowe
West - Cr Rob Gersch (Mayor 2013-14)
West - Cr Wendy Robins

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Tony Doyle  

Finances


2012-13
2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
20.219m
19.042m
15.235m 13.118m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
35.764m
30.450m
15.660m 14.664m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
6.528m
6.110m
5.609m 5.183m
 - VGC Grants ($)
3.904m
3.919m
3.784m 3.528m
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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