Wellington Shire Council

Wellington

Address

70 Foster Street, SALE 3850

Postal

PO Box 506, SALE 3850

Tel

1300 366 244

Fax

03 5142 3499

Email

enquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au

Website

www.wellington.vic.gov.au

Municipality profile

Wellington is a large shire which includes a strong agricultural base and important secondary and tertiary industries, notably in the largest centre, Sale. Wellington is home to a major prison, the Longford gas plant, an RAAF base and the Ninety Mile Beach. The main industries include oil and gas extraction and agriculture. View council's performance

Localities

Airly, Alberton, Alberton West, Arbuckle, Balook, Billabong, Binginwarri, Blackwarry, Boisdale, Briagolong, Budgee Budgee, Bundalaguah, Buragwonduc, Bushy Park, Callignee North, Callignee South, Calrossie, Carrajung, Carrajung Lower, Carrajung South, Castleburn, Cherrilong, Christies, Clydebank, Cobains, Coongulla, Cowa, Cowwarr, Crookayan, Crooked River, Dargo, Darriman, Dawson, Denison, Devon North, Dutson, Dutson Downs, Fernbank, Flamingo Beach, Flynn, Flynns Creek, Fulham, Gelliondale, Giffard, Giffard West, Gillum, Glen Falloch, Glengarry, Glenmaggie, Glomar Beach, Golden Beach, Gormandale, Grand Ridge, Greenmount, Hawkhurst, Hedley, Heyfield, Hiamdale, Hiawatha, Hollands Landing, Howitt Plains, Hunterston, Jack River, Johnstones Hill, Kilmany, Koorool, Lake Wellington, Landsborough, Licola, Licola North, Llowalong, Loch Sport, Longford, Macks Creek, Madalya, Maffra, Maffra West Upper, Manns Beach, McLoughlins Beach, Meerlieu, Mewburn Park, Miowera, Monomak, Montgomery, Moornapa, Moroka, Mount Buller, Munro, Myrtlebank, Nambrok, Nap Nap Marra, Newry, Nuntin, Ocean Grange, Paradise Beach, Pearsondale, Perry Bridge, Port Albert, Reynard, Riverslea, Robertsons Beach, Rosedale, Sale, Sale East, Sargood, Seacombe, Seaspray, Seaton, Snake Island, Staceys Bridge, Stockdale, Stradbroke, Stratford, Tamboritha, Tarra Valley, Tarraville, The Heart, The Honeysuckles, Tinamba, Tinambra West, Toolome, Toongabbie, Toora North, Valencia Creek, Walhalla, Walhalla East, Waterford, Willung, Willung South, Winnindoo, Won Wron, Wongungarra, Wonyip, Woods Point, Woodside, Woodside Beach, Woodside North, Woolenook, Woorarra, Worrowing, Wrathung, Wrixen, Wurruk, Yangoura and Yarram.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Area and population

Population Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Area
2016
2021
2026
2031
10,809 sq km
43,085
44,603
46,229
47,806

Source: Victoria in Future 2014 - Population and Household Projections to 2051

Elections

Wellington Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 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 2013.
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

9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Cleary
Unsubdivided - Cr Carolyn Crossley
Unsubdivided - Cr Emilie Davine
Unsubdivided - Cr John Duncan
Unsubdivided - Cr Malcolm Hole
Unsubdivided - Cr Darren McCubbin
Unsubdivided - Cr Patrick McIvor
Unsubdivided - Cr Scott Rossetti (Mayor 2013-14)
Unsubdivided - Cr Bob Wenger

Chief Executive Officer

Mr David Morcom

Finances


2012-13
2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
72.731m
75.794m
63.896m
61.745m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
79.132m
77.853m
71.508m
64.222m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
44.001m
41.131m
38.441m
35.182m
 - VGC Grants ($)
11.801m
11.282m
11.008m
10.300m
Source: Victoria Grants Commission

Performance

View the Statewide Community Satisfaction Survey Results to find out what the community thinks about councils services.

Further information about council performance can be found in the Local Government in Victoria Report which brings together information from councils' annual reports to provide a snapshot of the current position of the sector.

The Victorian Government has introduced a mandatory system of performance reporting for councils to ensure that all councils are measuring and reporting on their performance in a consistent way. From 2015, this will enable members of the community to compare similar councils across 70 indicators and assess their performance. Find out more about the performance reporting framework.

 

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