Shire of Strathbogie

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Shire of Strathbogie
Australia Victoria Strathbogie Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
EuroaShireofStrathbogie.JPG
Council Offices in Euroa
Population 9,486 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2.8728/km2 (7.4405/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 18 November 1994[2]
Area 3,302 km2 (1,274.9 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Debra Swan
Council seat Euroa
Region Northern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Murray
Website www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Strathbogie:
Campaspe Greater Shepparton Benalla
Greater Bendigo Shire of Strathbogie Benalla
Mitchell Mitchell Murrindindi

The Shire of Strathbogie is a local government area of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 3,302 square kilometres (1,275 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 9,486.[1] It includes the towns of Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of parts of the Shire of Euroa, Shire of Goulburn, Shire of Violet Town, Shire of McIvor and Rural City of Seymour.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Strathbogie Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Euroa, it also has service centres located in Nagambie and Violet Town. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, the Strathbogie Ranges, which is located in the south-east of the LGA.

The Shire is about 150 kilometres (90 mi) from Melbourne and bordered to the east by the Strathbogie Ranges and to the west by the Nagambie Lakes district. It is also known for its sheep production. horse studs (earning the title "The Horse Capital of Victoria"), wineries (Mitchelton, Tahbilk, Plunkett's), olives and alpacas. Tourism is a growing industry in the area, with many B&Bs, hotels and restaurants.

Council[edit]

Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of five wards and seven councillors, with two councillors per ward elected to represent each of the Seven Creeks and Lake Nagambie wards, and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Honeysuckle Creek   Patrick Storer
Hughes Creek   Malcolm Little
Lake Nagambie   Alister Purbrick
  Debra Swan Mayor (2013–14)
Mount Wombat   Robin Weatherald
Seven Creeks   Colleen Furlanetto
  Graeme Mick Williams

Administration and governance[edit]

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Euroa Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Euroa, and its service centres in Nagambie and Violet Town.

See also[edit]

List of localities (Victoria)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Census QuickStats (2011). "Strathbogie (S) – LGA26430". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). Order estg (Part 8) the Shire of Strathbogie. "S87 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Strathbogie Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°45′00″S 145°34′00″E / 36.75000°S 145.56667°E / -36.75000; 145.56667