Shire of Moyne

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Shire of Moyne
Victoria
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Location in Victoria
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Population17,374 (2021)[1]
 • Density3.1699/km2 (8.2099/sq mi)
Established1994
Gazetted23 September 1994[2]
Area5,481 km2 (2,116.2 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Karen Foster
RegionBarwon South West
State electorate(s)Lowan
  • South-West Coast
  • Federal division(s)Wannon
    WebsiteShire of Moyne
    LGAs around Shire of Moyne:
    Glenelg Southern Grampians
    Ararat
    Corangamite
    Glenelg Shire of Moyne Corangamite
    Southern Ocean Warrnambool Southern Ocean

    The Shire of Moyne 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 5,481 square kilometres (2,116 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 16,887.[1] It includes the towns of Port Fairy, Koroit, Mortlake, Macarthur, Peterborough, Caramut, Ellerslie, Framlingham, Garvoc, Hawkesdale, Kirkstall, Panmure, Mailors Flat, Purnim, Wangoom and Woolsthorpe. It also entirely surrounds the City of Warrnambool, a separate local government area. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Belfast, Shire of Minhamite, Borough of Port Fairy, and parts of the Shire of Mortlake, Shire of Warrnambool, Shire of Dundas, Shire of Mount Rouse and Shire of Hampden.[2]

    The Shire is governed and administered by the Moyne Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Port Fairy, it also has a customer service center in Mortlake, a works depot in Koroit, Mortlake and Macarthur. The Shire is named after the Moyne River, a major geographical feature that meanders through the LGA.

    The industry base for the area includes: Dairy, beef cattle, sheep, vegetable production, manufacturing, quarrying, food products, pharmaceuticals, seafood), tourism.

    Traditional ownership[edit]

    The formally recognised traditional owners for the area in which the Shire of Moyne sits are the Eastern Maar peoples and Gunditjmara people,[3] who are represented by the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation (EMAC)[4] and the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (GMTOAC).[5]

    Council[edit]

    Current composition[edit]

    The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[6]

    Ward Councillor Notes
    Unsubdivided   Daniel Meade Deputy Mayor
      Jim Doukas
      Damian Gleeson
      Jordan Lockett
      Karen Foster Mayor
      James Purcell
      Ian Smith

    Administration and governance[edit]

    The council meets in the council chambers at the Mortlake Municipal Office. Administrative activities are conducted at both the Port Fairy and Mortlake offices, which also provide customer services centers.

    Main towns in shire[edit]

    In 2021 census the shire had a population of 17,374.[1]


    Population
    Locality 2016 2021
    Bessiebelle 98 113
    Broadwater 98 75
    Bushfield 571 596
    Caramut 246 256
    Codrington 52 52
    Crossley 215 215
    Cudgee 238 311
    Curdievale 124 125
    Darlington 107 84
    Dundonnell 46 52
    Ellerslie 147 157
    Population
    Locality 2016 2021
    Framlingham 158 169
    Garvoc 243 248
    Grassmere 402 385
    Hawkesdale 322 311
    Hexham 143 130
    Illowa 304 304
    Killarney 205 195
    Kirkstall 366 406
    Kolora 142 188
    Koroit 2,055 2,184
    Laang 100 115
    Population
    Locality 2016 2021
    Macarthur 552 469
    Mailors Flat 425 490
    Mepunga 47 36
    Mortlake 1,372 1,477
    Naringal 120 124
    Noorat 333 318
    Nullawarre 267 233
    Orford 105 115
    Panmure 424 442
    Peterborough 247 322
    Port Fairy 3,340 3,742
    Purnim 270 292
    Population
    Locality 2016 2021
    Rosebrook 132 128
    Southern Cross 117 128
    The Sisters 141 110
    Wallacedale 113 94
    Wangoom 226 237
    Warrong 72 77
    Winslow 368 436
    Woodford 361 436
    Woolsthorpe 422 364
    Woorndoo 169 160
    Yambuk 267 284

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ a b c d "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
    2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S63 of 1994: Order estg (Part 4) the Shire of Moyne". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
    3. ^ "Map of formally recognised traditional owners". Aboriginal Victoria. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
    4. ^ "Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation". Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
    5. ^ "Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal". Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
    6. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Moyne Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 12 January 2017.

    External links[edit]

    Media related to Shire of Moyne at Wikimedia Commons

    Coordinates: 38°22′S 142°14′E / 38.367°S 142.233°E / -38.367; 142.233