Shire of Moyne
|Shire of Moyne
Location in Victoria
|• Density||2.9126/km2 (7.5435/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||23 September 1994|
|Area||5,478 km2 (2,115.1 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr James Purcell|
|Council seat||Port Fairy|
|Region||South Western Victoria|
The Shire of Moyne is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 5,478 square kilometres (2,115 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 15,955. It includes the towns of Port Fairy, Koroit, Mortlake, Macarthur, Peterborough, Caramut, Ellerslie, Framlingham, Garvoc, Hawkesdale, Kirkstall, Panmure, Mailors Flat, Purnim, Wangoom and Woolsthorpe. It also entirely surrounds the City of Warrnambool, a separate local government area. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Belfast, Shire of Minhamite, Borough of Port Fairy, and parts of the Shire of Mortlake, Shire of Warrnambool, Shire of Dundas, Shire of Mount Rouse and Shire of Hampden.
The Shire is governed and administered by the Moyne Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Port Fairy, it also has service centres located in Macarthur and Mortlake. The Shire is named after the Moyne River, a major geographical feature that meanders through the LGA.
The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.
|James Purcell||Mayor (2013–14)|
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Port Fairy Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Port Fairy, and its service centres in Macarthur and Mortlake.
- Census QuickStats (2011). "Moyne (S) – LGA25490". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). Order estg (Part 4) the Shire of Moyne. "S63 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Moyne Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Moyne Shire Council official website
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
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