Towong Shire Council

TowongAddress

32 Towong Street, TALLANGATTA 3700

Postal

PO Box 55, TALLANGATTA 3700

Tel

02 6071 5100

Fax

02 6071 2747

Email

staff@towong.vic.gov.au

Website

www.towong.vic.gov.au

Municipality profile

Towong Shire is a pristine rural and relatively unpopulated area. The economy of the shire is based around primary production, particularly agriculture and forestry. There are many small towns in the municipality, such as Corryong and Tallangatta, that service these industries.

Localities

Bellbridge, Berringama, Bethanga, Biggara, Bullioh, Bungil, Burrowyne, Colac Colac, Corryong, Cudgewa, Dartmouth, Eskdale, Georges Creek, Granya, Guys Forest, Huon, Jarvis Creek, Koetong, Lucyvale, Mitta Mitta, Mount Alfred, Nariel Valley, Old Tallangatta, Pine Mountain, Shelley, Talgarno, Tallandoon, Tallangatta, Tallangatta East, Tallangatta South, Tallangatta Valley, Thologolong, Thowgla Valley, Tintaldra, Tom Groggin, Towong, Towong Lower and Walwa.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Area and population

Population Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Area
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
6,673 sq km
6,276
6,402
6,437
6,491
6,552

Source: Victoria in Future 2012 - Population and Household Projections 2011–2031 for Victoria and its Regions

Elections

Towong Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 5 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 next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2016 elections.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

5 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Mary Fraser (Mayor 2013-14)
Unsubdivided - Cr Debi Gadd
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Joyce
Unsubdivided - Cr Aaron Scales
Unsubdivided - Cr David Wortmann

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Juliana Phelps

Finances


2012-13
2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
12.666m
15.660m
12.431m
12.394m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
15.174m
13.810m
13.885m
12.929m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
6.229m
5.858m
5.485m
5.037m
 - VGC Grants ($)
3.589m
3.617m
3.451m
3.253m
Source: Victoria Grants Commission

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