Shire of Hepburn
|Shire of Hepburn
Location in Victoria
|• Density||9.77/km2 (25.31/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||19 January 1995|
|Area||1,470 km2 (567.6 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Don Henderson|
The Shire of Hepburn is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central part of the state. It covers an area of 1,470 square kilometres (570 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 14,367. It includes the towns of Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Trentham and the villages of Glenlyon, Allendale, Kingston, Leonard's Hill, Lyonville, Newlyn, Denver and Smeaton.
The Shire is governed and administered by the Hepburn Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Daylesford, it also has a service centre located in Creswick. The Shire is named after an early squatter named John Hepburn, who established the Smeaton Hill pastoral run, which was located a few kilometres north of present-day Creswick.
The council is composed of five wards and seven councillors, with two councillors per ward elected to represent each of the Creswick and Birch wards, and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.
|Creswick||Don Henderson||Mayor (2013–14)|
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Daylesford Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Daylesford, and its service centre in Creswick.
- Census QuickStats (2011). "Hepburn (S) – LGA22910". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "Order estg (Part 6) the Shire of Hepburn". "S2 of 1995". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 19 January 1995). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Hepburn Shire Council. "Hepburn Shire – A Brief Profile". Hepburn Shire Council. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Hepburn Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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