Murrindindi Shire Council
AddressPerkins St, ALEXANDRA 3714
PostalPO Box 138, ALEXANDRA 3714
Tel03 5772 0333
Fax03 5772 2291
Municipality ProfileThe Shire of Murrindindi is located in the hills just north of outer metropolitan Melbourne. It has a primarily rural economy revolving around agriculture and timber. About 48% of the area of the Shire is Crown land. Agricultural production in the shire is valued at about $28 million a year. Tourism is also prominent, particularly around Lake Eildon.
The main industries include agriculture, primary production (incorporating broad acre and intensive agriculture), log saw milling and timber dressing, electricity supply, tourism, light manufacturing, and the services sector.
LocalitiesAcheron, Alexandra, Buxton, Castella, Cathkin, Caveat, Cheviot, Devils River, Dropmore, Eildon, Fawcett, Flowerdale, Ghin Ghin, Glenburn, Gobur, Gooram, Hazeldene, Highlands, Homewood, Kanumbra, Kerrisdale, Killingworth, Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Koriella, Limestone, Maintongoon, Marysville, Merton, Molesworth, Murrindindi, Narbethong, Pheasant Creek, Rubicon, Ruffy, Strath Creek, Taggerty, Taylor Bay, Terip Terip, Thornton, Toolangi, Trawool, Woods Point, Yarck and Yea.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|3,873 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.
ElectionsMurrindindi Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 7 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Cathedral - Cr Christine Challen
Cheviot - Cr John Kennedy
Eildon - Cr Bernie Magner
King Parrot - Cr Cris Ruhr
Kinglake - Cr Andrew Derwent
Koriella - Cr John Walsh (Mayor 2012-13)
Red Gate - Cr Margaret Rae
Chief Executive OfficerMs Margaret Abbey
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