Borough of Queenscliffe
|Borough of Queenscliffe
|• Density||385.8/km2 (999/sq mi)|
|Area||8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)|
The Borough of Queenscliffe is a municipality (LGA) in Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the south coast, south-east of Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula south of Swan Bay and next to the Port Phillip Heads, the entrance to Port Phillip Bay from Bass Strait.
The Borough has an area of 8.6 square kilometres (3.3 mi²) and had a population of 3,068 at the 2006 census.
The Borough of Queenscliffe was established in May 1863.
Queenscliffe is the last borough remaining in both Victoria and all of Australia and was the only LGA to escape change in the mass Victorian municipal restructuring which took place in 1994. Had the same restructuring principles which applied elsewhere in the state also been applied to Queenscliffe, the borough would have been absorbed into the new City of Greater Geelong.
The Borough, which is not subdivided into wards, is governed by a council consisting of five councillors, including the mayor. The council is elected for four year terms. The mayor is elected annually from amongst the councillors.
The council is composed of five councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.
- Cr Bob Merriman
- Cr Graham J Christie
- Cr Sue Wasterval
- Cr Susan Salter
- Cr Pat Semmens (2006 - 2008)
- Cr Bob Merriman (2008 - 2012)
- Cr Helene Cameron (2012 - current)
Towns and localities
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010.