Shire of Glenelg
|Shire of Glenelg
Location in Victoria
|Population||19,158 (2015 est)|
|• Density||3.0840/km2 (7.9876/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||23 September 1994|
|Area||6,212 km2 (2,398.5 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Anita Rank|
|Region||Barwon South West|
|Website||Shire of Glenelg|
The Shire of Glenelg is a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 6,212 square kilometres (2,398 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 19,575. It includes the towns of Casterton, Heywood, Merino and Portland. Although a shire of the same name existed before the amalgamations of the mid-1990s, the current Shire was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the former Shire of Glenelg with the Shire of Heywood and City of Portland.
The Shire is governed and administered by the Glenelg Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Portland, it also has service centres located in Casterton and Heywood. The Shire is named after the Glenelg River, a major geographical feature that meanders through the LGA.
At the 2001 Census, the population of the Shire was distributed in the following way: Portland: 49.7%, Casterton: 8.7%, Heywood: 6.3%, Dartmoor: 1.3%, Merino: 1.1%, Narrawong: 0.9% and Rural Balance: 32%.
The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Portland Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Portland, and its service centres in Casterton and Heywood.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Part 6—Shire of Glenelg". Victoria Government Gazette (1837-1997) (S63 ed.). Melbourne: Government of Victoria. 1994: 5. 23 September 1994. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- Census QuickStats (2011). "Glenelg (S) – LGA22410". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "Part 7—Shire of Glenelg". Victoria Government Gazette (1837–1997) (S4 ed.). Melbourne: Government of Victoria. 1994: 4. 20 January 1995. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Glenelg Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- Glenelg Shire Council official website
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
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