Shire of Murrindindi
|Shire of Murrindindi|
Location in Victoria
Council Offices in Alexandra
|Population||13,732 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3.5310/km2 (9.1452/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||18 November 1994|
|Area||3,889 km2 (1,501.6 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Murrindindi|
The Shire of Murrindindi is a local government area in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 3,889 square kilometres (1,502 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census, had a population of over 13,500. It includes the towns of Alexandra, Buxton, Eildon, Flowerdale, Kinglake, Marysville, Molesworth, Strath Creek, Taggerty, Yarck and Yea. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Alexandra, Shire of Yea, and parts of the Shire of Broadford, Shire of Eltham, Shire of Euroa, Shire of Healesville and City of Whittlesea.
The Shire is governed by the Murrindindi Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Alexandra, it also has service centres located in Kinglake and Yea. The Shire is named after the locality of Murrindindi, which is located near the geographical centre of the LGA.
Parts of Murrindindi were badly affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires, notably the towns of Marysville and Kinglake. In total, 106 people lost their lives across the Shire including 38 in Kinglake and 34 in Marysville.
The council is composed of seven wards and seven councillors, with one councillor elected to represent each ward.
|Cathedral||Sandice McAuley||Current Mayor|
|King Parrot||Eric Lording|
|Kinglake||Leigh Dunscombe||Current Deputy Mayor|
|Koriella||Charlotte (Charlie) Bisset|
|Red Gate||Margaret Rae|
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Alexandra Municipal Offices, alternating with the Yea Council Chamber. It provides customer services at its administrative centre in Alexandra, and its service centres in Kinglake and Yea and a mobile Customer Service Centre. The operations of Council are led by Chief Executive Officer Craig Lloyd.
Murrindindi Shire activities are covered weekly in print by The Local Paper and online by Kinglake Ranges News [http://kinglakerangesnews.com.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Murrundindi (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S87 of 1994. Order estg (Part 9) the Shire of Murrindindi". State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Murrindindi Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Murrindindi Shire Council official website
- Camping in Murrindindi
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps