Shire of Strathbogie

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Shire of Strathbogie
Victoria
Australia Victoria Strathbogie Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
EuroaShireofStrathbogie.JPG
Council Offices in Euroa
Population10,274 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3.1114/km2 (8.0586/sq mi)
Established1994
Gazetted18 November 1994[2]
Area3,302 km2 (1,274.9 sq mi)
MayorCr Debra Swan
Council seatEuroa
RegionHume
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal Division(s)Murray
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WebsiteShire of Strathbogie
LGAs around Shire of Strathbogie:
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Mitchell Mitchell Murrindindi

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 2016 Census had a population of over 10,000.

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.[2]

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.

Council[edit]

Current composition[edit]

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.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
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[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

List of localities (Victoria)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Strathbogie (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S87 of 1994: Order estg (Part 8) the Shire of Strathbogie". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Strathbogie Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°45′00″S 145°34′00″E / 36.75000°S 145.56667°E / -36.75000; 145.56667