|• Density||50.911/km2 (131.86/sq mi)|
|Area||1,422 km2 (549.0 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Sandy Kam|
|State electorate(s)||Morwell, Narracan|
|Federal Division(s)||Gippsland, McMillan|
Latrobe City is a local government area in the Gippsland region in eastern Victoria, Australia. It has an area of 1,422 square kilometres (549 sq mi) and at the 2006 Census, had a population of 69,329.
The Latrobe City Council governs the City under the Local Government Act 1993. The seat of local government is the council chambers at Morwell and City's administrative headquarters is also in Morwell.
The LGA has three cities - Moe, Morwell and Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley that form the same statistical area (or Tri-city). This area accounts for most of the City's population and as such, the LGA is a primarily urban area with many of the smaller settlements forming suburban areas separated by areas of secondary industry, although there are large tracts of crown and rural land to the north and south.
- 1 History
- 2 Industry and economy
- 3 Towns and localities
- 4 Wards and councillors
- 4.1 Current wards
- 4.2 Past wards
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The city was created as the Shire of La Trobe on 2 December 1994 following amalgamation of the City of Moe, City of Morwell, City of Traralgon, Shire of Traralgon and parts of the Shire of Narracan and Shire of Rosedale. It was accorded the status of a City and renamed Latrobe by the Victorian Government on 4 April 2000.
Industry and economy
The City has traditionally been recognised as the centre of Victoria's electricity industry, which is derived from one of the largest brown coal reserves in the world. It also the centre of a large forestry industry which services Australian Paper's pulp and paper mill (the largest in Australia) and other sawmills. Other industries in the area include food processing (National Foods - Morwell), engineering, post secondary education (Monash University Gippsland)and the service sector. Being the largest population centre in the Gippsland region, Latrobe acts as the regional headquarters for Government agencies and private operators including banks and insurance companies.
The power generators include:
- Loy Yang A & B Power Stations
- International Power Hazelwood
- Energy Brix Australia
- Yallourn Power Station, Yallourn
Towns and localities
Wards and councillors
Each ward is represented by one elected councillor.
With the election of 15 March 2003, the current wards came into being. A review by the Victorian Electoral Commission in 2008 resulted in minor adjustments to ward boundaries, but the number and names of the wards remained unchanged.
The current councillor is Cr Kellie O'Callaghan. She also is currently the Mayor in 2010, she served at Deputy Mayor in her first year with Council in 2009.
From 2005-2009 Susan Lloyd represented this ward. Prior to the 2005 election, Sheridan Bond was the elected representative.
The current councillor is Cr Rohan Fitzgerald, who won the seat in the 2008 election. His precedecessor, David Wilson was elected in 2005. Prior to the 2005 election, the representative of this ward was Peter Tyler.
The current councillor is Cr Lisa Price. She was previously the mayor in 2009 and 2006, and deputy mayor in 2004. She has held the seat since the 2003 election when this ward came into being.
Cr Darrell White is the current councillor for this ward. He has represented this ward since it was created in 2003. He was Mayor in 2004, 2010 and deputy in 2005.
The current councillor is Cr Sandy Kam. She won the seat in a by-election caused by the resignation of Derek Amos in 2007. In the 2008 election, Cr Kam retained the seat.
Derek Amos was elected in 2005. Prior to his election, Lisa Proctor represented the Galbraith Ward.
The current councillor is Cr Ed Vermeulen.
From 2005 - 2008 the representative was Doug Caulfield. Prior to the 2005 election, Bob Smith held this seat.
Cr Sharon Gibson is the current councillor for this seat.
The seat was previously held by Tony (Anthony) Zimora, who was elected to council in 1997. He was mayor in 2007.
Cr Graeme Middlemiss has represented this ward since it came into being in 2003.
This seat is currently held by Cr Bruce Lougheed who was first elected in 2003. He served as mayor in 2005.
Until the council election of 2003, the representative was Tony Hanning.
Darrell White held this seat, until the 2003 election.
Tony Zimora represented this ward until the 2003 election.
Brendan Jenkins was the representative of this ward, until his resignation in November 2002 to move into state politics.
Graeme Middlemiss was the representative of this ward until it was replaced.
Lisa Proctor was the representative of this ward until it was replaced.
Peter Tyler was the representative of this ward until it was replaced.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 March 2013). "2011 Census QuickStats Latrobe City". Retrieved 8 August 2013.
- Latrobe City Council - Our History
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Latrobe (C) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Local Government Act 1989 - Re-constitution and name alteration for La Trobe Shire Council" (PDF). Victoria Government Gazette (General). 6 April 2000. p. 2000:661.
- Latrobe City Council official website
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
- 2005 Latrobe City Council elections results, Victorian Electoral Commission
- 2007 Latrobe City Council by-election results, Victorian Electoral Commission