Mount Alexander Shire Council
25 Lyttleton Street, CASTLEMAINE 3450
PO Box 185, CASTLEMAINE 3450
03 5471 1700
03 5471 1749
The Mount Alexander Shire, centred on Castlemaine and Maldon, is 120 kms north west of Melbourne. It has a strong manufacturing and engineering base. The main industries are food processing and steel fabrication. The shire also offers extensive health services for the elderly and is the location of two prisons.
The main industries include meat and meat product manufacturing, agriculture, Industrial machinery and equipment manufacturing
Barfold, Baringhup, Baringhup West, Barkers Creek, Bradford, Campbells Creek, Campbelltown, Carisbrook, Castlemaine, Chewton, Chewton Bushlands, Drummond North, Eastville, Eddington, Elphinstone, Faraday, Franklinford, Fryerstown, Glenluce, Golden Point, Gower, Green Gully, Greenhill, Guildford, Harcourt, Harcourt North, Irishtown, Joyces Creek, Langley, Lockwood South, Maldon, Malmsbury, McKenzies Hill, Metcalfe, Metcalfe East, Moolort, Moonlight Flat, Muckleford, Muckleford South, Myrtle Creek, Neereman, Newstead, Nuggetty, Porcupine Flat, Ravenswood, Ravenswood South, Redesdale, Sandon, Shelbourne, Strangways, Strathlea, Sutton Grange, Taradale, Tarilta, Tarrengower, Vaughan, Walmer, Welshmans Reef, Werona, Yandoit Hills and Yapeen.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|1,529 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.
ElectionsMount Alexander Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 5 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors in the 4 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.
Calder - Cr Timothy Barber
Castlemaine - Cr Tony Bell
Castlemaine - Cr Chris Cole
Castlemaine - Cr Jessica Howard
Coliban - Cr Christine Henderson
Loddon - Cr Michael Redden (Mayor 2012-13)
Tarrengower - Cr Sharon Telford
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Phil Rowland
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