Moorabool Shire Council
15 Stead Street, BALLAN 3342
PO Box 18, BALLAN 3342
03 5366 7100
03 5368 1757
Moorabool Shire is a semi-rural municipality between Melbourne and Ballarat. The main towns are Bacchus Marsh (population 16,000 - 45 km west of the Melbourne CBD) and Ballan (2,660 - 70 km west of the city). About 40% of residents work in Melbourne. A significant number also work in Ballarat. The main industries include agriculture, dairy product manufacturing, construction material mining, beverage and malt manufacturing.
Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Balliang, Balliang East, Barkstead, Barrys Reef, Beremboke, Blackwood, Blakeville, Bolwarrah, Bullarook, Bullarto South, Bunding, Bungal, Bungaree, Buninyong, Cargerie, Clarendon, Claretown, Clarkes Hill, Coimadai, Colbrook, Dales Creek, Darley, Dunnstown, Durham Lead, Elaine, Fiskville, Glen Park, Glenmore, Gordon, Greendale, Grenville, Hopetoun Park, Ingliston, Korobeit, Korweinguboora, Lal Lal, Leigh Creek, Lerderderg, Long Forest, Maddingley, Meredith, Merrimu, Millbrook, Mollongghip, Morrisons, Mount Doran, Mount Egerton, Mount Wallace, Myrniong, Navigators, Parwan, Pentland Hills, Pootilla, Rowsley, Scotsburn, Spargo Creek, Springbank, Trentham, Wallace, Warrenheip, Wattle Flat and Yendon.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|2,110 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.
Moorabool Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors in the 3 single member wards are elected through preferential voting.
Councillors in the 1 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.
The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Central Moorabool - Cr Paul Tatchell
East Moorabool - Cr Allan Comrie
East Moorabool - Cr Tonia Dudzik
East Moorabool - Cr David Edwards
East Moorabool - Cr John Spain
West Moorabool - Cr Tom Sullivan
Woodlands - Cr Pat Toohey (Mayor 2012-13)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Rob Croxford
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