Rural City of Horsham
|Rural City of Horsham
Location in Victoria
|Population||19,279 (2011 census)|
|• Density||4.5373/km2 (11.7516/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||20 January 1995|
|Area||4,249 km2 (1,640.5 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr David Grimble|
|Website||Rural City of Horsham|
The Rural City of Horsham is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 4,249 square kilometres (1,641 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 19,279. It includes the towns of Brimpaen, Dadswells Bridge, Dooen, Haven, Horsham, Laharum, Natimuk, Noradjuha and Pimpinio. It was formed in 1995 by the amalgamation of the City of Horsham, most of the Shire of Wimmera and Shire of Arapiles, and part of the Shire of Kowree.
The Rural City is governed and administered by the Horsham Rural City Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Horsham. The Rural City is named after the main urban settlement located in the north-east of the LGA, that is Horsham, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 14,285.
The city was winner of Australia’s tidiest town in 2001. There is a shopping precinct that offers coffee shops and restaurants. Horsham is the capital of the region and hosts events from sport to cultural interests. The Horsham golf course is known as country Victoria’s best, as awarded from the pro-am circuit. The region is the site of lakes and a Wimmera River system and in normal seasons is popular with fishing, boating, swimming and water enthusiasts.
The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.
|David Grimble||Mayor (2013–14)|
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Horsham Civic Centre, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Horsham.
- Census QuickStats (2011). "Horsham (RC) – LGA23190". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Census QuickStats (2011). "Horsham (SS) – SSC20638". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Horsham Rural City Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Horsham Rural City Council official website
- Official tourist website for Horsham
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
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