Shire of Corangamite

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Shire of Corangamite
Victoria
Australia Victoria Corangamite Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population 16,376 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3.7159/km2 (9.6242/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 23 September 1994[2]
Area 4,407 km2 (1,701.6 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Chris O'Connor
Council seat Camperdown
Region South Western Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Wannon
Website www.corangamite.vic.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Corangamite:
Ararat Pyrenees Golden Plains
Moyne Shire of Corangamite Colac Otway
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

The Shire of Corangamite is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 4,407 square kilometres (1,702 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 16,376.[1] It includes the towns of Camperdown, Terang, Cobden, Timboon, Port Campbell and Skipton. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Town of Camperdown, Shire of Hampden, Shire of Heytesbury, and parts of the Shire of Otway, Shire of Mortlake and Shire of Warrnambool.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Corangamite Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Camperdown. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, Lake Corangamite, which is located on the eastern boundary of the LGA.

Council[edit]

Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of five wards and seven councillors, with three councillors elected to represent the Central Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Central   Ruth Gstrein
  Wayne Oakes
  Chris O'Connor Mayor (2013–14)
Coastal   Peter Harkin
North   Geoff Smith
South Central   Joanne Beard
South-West   Neil Trotter

Administration and governance[edit]

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Camperdown Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Camperdown.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Census QuickStats (2011). "Corangamite (S) – LGA21830". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). Order estg (Part 3) the Shire of Corangamite. "S63 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 3–4. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Corangamite Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°14′00″S 143°09′00″E / 38.23333°S 143.15000°E / -38.23333; 143.15000