Rural City of Warragul

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Rural City of Warragul
Victoria
Old lga Warragul.png
Location in Victoria
Population 13,540 (1992)[1]
 • Density 38.444/km2 (99.57/sq mi)
Established 1881
Area 352.2 km2 (136.0 sq mi)
Council seat Warragul
County Buln Buln
Warragul Council 1993.jpeg
LGAs around Rural City of Warragul:
Buln Buln Buln Buln Narracan
Buln Buln Rural City of Warragul Narracan
Korumburra Woorayl Mirboo

The Rural City of Warragul was a local government area about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east-southeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 352.2 square kilometres (136.0 sq mi), and existed from 1881 until 1994.

History[edit]

Originally part of the Shire of Buln Buln, Warragul was first incorporated as a shire on 9 December 1881. It annexed part of the Western Riding of the Shire of Narracan on 30 May 1906. On 17 August 1990, Warragul was proclaimed a Rural City, one of the first in Victoria under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1989.[2]

On 2 December 1994, the Rural City of Warragul was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Buln Buln and Narracan, and parts of the Shire of Upper Yarra, was merged into the newly created Shire of Baw Baw.[3]

Wards[edit]

The Rural City of Warragul was divided into four wards, each of which elected three councillors:

  • North Ward
  • South Ward
  • Central East Ward
  • Central West Ward

Towns and localities[edit]

  • Bona Vista
  • Brandy Creek
  • Bull Swamp
  • Buln Buln
  • Cloverlea
  • Darnum
  • Ellinbank
  • Ferndale
  • Gainsborough
  • Lillico
  • Nilma
  • Rokeby
  • Seaview
  • Tetoora Road
  • Warragul
  • Warragul South

Population[edit]

Year Population
1954 8,605
1958 9,450*
1961 9,925
1966 9,925
1971 10,010
1976 10,377
1981 10,892
1986 11,748
1991 12,924

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 514–515.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 4. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.