Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Address129 Mollison Street, KYNETON 3444
PostalPO Box 151, KYNETON 3444
Tel03 5422 0333
Fax03 5422 3623
Municipality ProfileMacedon Ranges Shire is a semi rural municipality, located within an hours’ drive of Melbourne’s central business district to the south and Bendigo to the north. The shire's most important industry is tourism. This region is popular with both domestic and international visitors, due to its natural attractions, wineries, and its proximity and accessibility to the Melbourne metropolitan area.
LocalitiesAshbourne, Baynton, Baynton East, Benloch, Bolinda, Bullengarook, Bylands, Carlsruhe, Cherokee, Chintin, Clarkefield, Cobaw, Darraweit Guim, Denver, Drummond, Drummond North, Edgecombe, Fern Hill, Gisborne, Gisborne South, Glenhope, Goldie, Greenhill, Hanging Rock, Hesket, Kerrie, Kyneton, Kyneton South, Lancefield, Lauriston, Macedon, Malmsbury, Monegeetta, Mount Macedon, New Gisborne, Newham, Pastoria, Pastoria East, Pipers Creek, Riddells Creek, Rochford, Romsey, Sidonia, Spring Hill, Springfield, Tantaraboo, Taradale, Toolern Vale, Trentham East, Tylden, Woodend and Woodend North.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|1,747 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.
ElectionsMacedon Ranges Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 9 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 independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.
9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
East - Cr Graham Hackett
East - Cr Henry McLaughlin
East - Cr Joe Morabito
South - Cr John Letchford
South - Cr Russell Mowatt
South - Cr Sally Piper
West - Cr Jennifer Anderson
West - Cr John Connor
West - Cr Roger Jukes (Mayor 2012-13)
Chief Executive OfficerMr Peter Johnston
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