Shire of Central Goldfields
|Shire of Central Goldfields
Location in Victoria
|Population||12,575 (2015 est)|
|• Density||8.1975/km2 (21.231/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||19 January 1995|
|Area||1,534 km2 (592.3 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Barry Rinaldi|
|Website||Shire of Central Goldfields|
Central Goldfields Shire is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central part of the state. It covers an area of 1,534 square kilometres (592 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 12,496. It includes the towns of Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Maryborough and Talbot. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the City of Maryborough, most of the Shire of Tullaroop, and parts of the Shire of Bet Bet and Shire of Talbot and Clunes.
The Shire is governed and administered by the Central Goldfields Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Maryborough, it also has a service centre located in Talbot. The Shire is named after the region having historically been a major goldfields region in central Victoria.
The council is composed of four wards and seven councillors, with four councillors elected to represent the Maryborough Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.
|Barry Rinaldi||Mayor (2013–14)|
|Paddys Ranges||John Van Beveren|
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Maryborough Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Maryborough, and its service centre in Talbot.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S2 of 1995". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 19 January 1995). pp. 2–3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Census QuickStats (2011). "Central Goldfields (S) – LGA21670". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Central Goldfields Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Central Goldfields.|
- Central Goldfields Shire Council official website
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
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