Shire of East Gippsland
|Shire of East Gippsland
Location in Victoria
|Population||45,040 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2.15183/km2 (5.5732/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||2 December 1994|
|Area||20,931 km2 (8,081.5 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Joe Rettino|
|State electorate(s)||Gippsland East|
|Website||Shire of East Gippsland|
The Shire of East Gippsland is a local government area in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, located in the eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 20,931 square kilometres (8,082 sq mi) and at the 2016 Census had a population of approximately 45,000.
It includes the towns of Bairnsdale, Benambra, Bruthen, Buchan, Ensay, Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota, Metung, Omeo, Orbost, Paynesville, Swan Reach and Swifts Creek. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the City of Bairnsdale, Shire of Bairnsdale, Shire of Omeo, Shire of Orbost, Shire of Tambo and parts of the Shire of Rosedale.
The Shire is governed and administered by the East Gippsland Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Bairnsdale, it also has service centres located in Lakes Entrance, Omeo and Orbost. The Shire is named after the Gippsland region, in which the LGA occupies the eastern portion.
The council is composed of nine councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Bairnsdale Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Bairnsdale, and its service centres in Lakes Entrance, Omeo and Orbost.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "East Gippsland (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "Order estg (Part 4) the Shire of East Gippsland". S94 of 1994. State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 2 December 1994). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Local Government in Victoria. "East Gippsland Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- East Gippsland Shire Council official website
- Vic Govt Dept of Natural Resources and Environment: East Gippsland biodiversity management
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
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