Indigo Shire Council
Address101 Ford Street, BEECHWORTH 3747
PostalPO Box 28, BEECHWORTH 3747
Tel03 5728 8000
Fax03 5728 1676
Municipality ProfileIndigo Shire is 270 km north-east of Melbourne, bordering the Murray River, Australian Alps and the municipalities of Wodonga, Wangaratta, Towong, Alpine and Moira. It is rural in nature with supporting services in small towns. The shire's economy is based on value-adding to local primary produce of the region, especially milk, cereals and grapes, and providing services to people, including tourism. Tourism is also important the Rutherglen wine producing area and the historic townships of Beechworth, Chiltern and Yackandandah attract thousands of visitors. The main industries include flour mill and cereal food manufacturing, agriculture, other food manufacturing, beverage and malt manufacturing. Residents also commute to Wodonga and Wangaratta for employment.
LocalitiesAllans Flat, Barnawartha, Beechworth, Brimin, Browns Plains, Bruarong, Carlyle, Charleroi, Chiltern, Chiltern Valley, Cornishtown, Gooramadda, Great Northern, Gundowring, Huon, Indigo, Indigo Valley, Kergunyah, Kiewa, Lilliput, Mudgegonga, Norong, Norong Central, Osbornes Flat, Prentice North, Red Bluff, Rutherglen, Sandy Creek, Staghorn Flat, Stanley, Tangambalanga, Wahgunyah, Woolshed, Wooragee and Yackandandah. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|2,044 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.
ElectionsIndigo Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 7 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.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Don Chambers
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Croucher
Unsubdivided - Cr Bernard Gaffney
Unsubdivided - Cr Roberta Horne
Unsubdivided - Cr Barbara Murdoch (Mayor 2012-13)
Unsubdivided - Cr Jenny O'Connor
Unsubdivided - Cr James Trenery
Chief Executive OfficerMr Brendan McGrath
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