Shire of Mansfield

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This article is about a current local government area created in 2002. For the local government area prior to 1994, see Shire of Mansfield (former).
Shire of Mansfield
Victoria
Australia Victoria Mansfield Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population 7,893 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2.0539/km2 (5.3195/sq mi)
Established 2002
Gazetted 17 October 2002[2]
Area 3,843 km2 (1,483.8 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Ray Robinson
Council seat Mansfield
Region Northern Victoria
State electorate(s) Benalla
Federal Division(s) Indi
Website www.mansfield.vic.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Mansfield:
Strathbogie Benalla Wangaratta
Murrindindi Shire of Mansfield Wellington
Yarra Ranges Baw Baw Wellington

The Shire of Mansfield is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 3,843 square kilometres (1,484 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 7,893.[1] It includes the towns of Mansfield, Mount Buller, Bonnie Doon, Jamieson, Kevington, Merrijig, Tolmie and Woods Point. It was formed in 2002 from the de-amalgamation of the Shire of Delatite into the current shire and the Rural City of Benalla.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Mansfield Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Mansfield. The Shire is named after the main urban settlement located in the north of the LGA, that is Mansfield, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 4,360.[3]

The Shire is bordered by the Rural City of Benalla, the Shire of Baw Baw, the Shire of Murrindindi, the Shire of Yarra Ranges, the Shire of Strathbogie and the Shire of Wellington. There are two unincorporated areas within the shire; the areas around Mount Buller and Mount Stirling.

Council[edit]

Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of four wards and five councillors, with two councillors elected to represent the Mansfield Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[4]

Ward Councillor Notes
Bonnie Doon   Paul Sladdin
Jamieson   Russell Bate
Mansfield   Ellen Hogan
  Ray Robinson Mayor (2013–14)
Tolmie   Marg Attley

Administration and governance[edit]

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

See also[edit]

List of localities (Victoria)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Census QuickStats (2011). "Mansfield (S) – LGA24250". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Search (1998–present). Order estg the Rural City of Benalla and Shire of Mansfield. "G42 of 2002". Victoria Government Gazette. State Government of Victoria (published 17 October 2002). pp. 85–97. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Mansfield (SS) – SSC20844". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Mansfield Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 37°03′00″S 146°05′00″E / 37.05000°S 146.08333°E / -37.05000; 146.08333