Shire of Strathbogie
|Shire of Strathbogie
Location in Victoria
Council Offices in Euroa
|Population||9,486 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2.8728/km2 (7.4405/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||18 November 1994|
|Area||3,302 km2 (1,274.9 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Debra Swan|
|Website||Shire of Strathbogie|
The Shire of Strathbogie 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 3,302 square kilometres (1,275 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 9,486. It includes the towns of Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of parts of the Shire of Euroa, Shire of Goulburn, Shire of Violet Town, Shire of McIvor and Rural City of Seymour.
The Shire is governed and administered by the Strathbogie Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Euroa, it also has service centres located in Nagambie and Violet Town. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, the Strathbogie Ranges, which is located in the south-east of the LGA.
The Shire is about 150 kilometres (90 mi) from Melbourne and bordered to the east by the Strathbogie Ranges and to the west by the Nagambie Lakes district. It is also known for its sheep production, horse studs (earning the title "The Horse Capital of Victoria"), wineries (Mitchelton, Tahbilk, Plunkett's), olives and alpacas. Tourism is a growing industry in the area, with many B&Bs, hotels and restaurants.
The council is composed of five wards and seven councillors, with two councillors per ward elected to represent each of the Seven Creeks and Lake Nagambie wards, and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.
|Honeysuckle Creek||Patrick Storer|
|Hughes Creek||Malcolm Little|
|Lake Nagambie||Alister Purbrick|
|Debra Swan||Mayor (2013–14)|
|Mount Wombat||Robin Weatherald|
|Seven Creeks||Colleen Furlanetto|
|Graeme Mick Williams|
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Euroa Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Euroa, and its service centres in Nagambie and Violet Town.
- Census QuickStats (2011). "Strathbogie (S) – LGA26430". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S87 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Strathbogie Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Strathbogie Shire Council official website
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
- Strathbogie Ranges Tourism
- The Euroa Gazette
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