Surf Coast Shire Council
Address1 Merrijig Drive, TORQUAY 3228
PostalPO Box 350, TORQUAY 3228
Tel03 5261 0600
Fax03 5261 0525
Municipality ProfileSurf Coast Shire is between 75 and 125 kilometres south west of the Melbourne GPO, and between 12 and 60 kilometres south west of Geelong. The Shire has grown rapidly, with Torquay/Jan Juc averaging around 5% annual increase in resident population. It is a popular tourist and surfing area with strong connections to Geelong. These service industries make a substantial contribution to the local economy, and the popular Great Ocean Road attracts many visitors.
Other important industries include agriculture, tourism, electricity supply, building construction.
LocalitiesAireys Inlet, Anglesea, Bambra, Barrabool, Bellbrae, Bells Beach, Benwerrin, Big Hill, Birregurra, Boonah, Breamlea, Buckley, Connewarre, Deans Marsh, Eastern View, Fairhaven, Freshwater Creek, Gherang, Gnarwarre, Inverleigh, Jan Juc, Lorne, Modewarre, Moggs Creek, Moriac, Mount Duneed, Mount Moriac, Ombersley, Paraparap, Pennyroyal, Torquay, Wensleydale, Winchelsea, Winchelsea South and Wurdiboluc.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|1,552 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.
ElectionsSurf Coast Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 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 2012.
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.
Anglesea - Cr Libby Coker (Mayor 2012-13)
Anglesea - Cr Margot Smith
Lorne - Cr Clive Goldsworthy
Torquay - Cr David Bell
Torquay - Cr Eve Fisher
Torquay - Cr Rose Hodge
Torquay - Cr Brian McKiterick
Winchelsea - Cr Rod Nockles
Winchelsea - Cr Heather Wellington
Chief Executive OfficerMr Stephen Wall
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