South Gippsland Shire
|Shire of South Gippsland
Location in Victoria
|Population||27,208 (2011 census)|
|• Density||8.2324/km2 (21.322/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||2 December 1994|
|Area||3,305 km2 (1,276.1 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Jeanette Harding|
|State electorate(s)||Gippsland South|
|Website||Shire of South Gippsland|
The Shire of South Gippsland is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the south-eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 3,305 square kilometres (1,276 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 27,208. It includes the towns of Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster, Poowong and Mirboo North. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the former Shire of South Gippsland with the Shire of Mirboo, and parts of the Shire of Korumburra and Shire of Woorayl.
The Shire is governed and administered by the South Gippsland Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Leongatha, it also has a service centre located in Mirboo North. The Shire is named after the Gippsland region, in which the LGA occupies the southernmost portion, including Wilsons Promontory at the southern tip of the Australian continent.
The council is composed of three wards and nine councillors, with three councillors per ward elected to represent each ward.
|Tarwin Valley||James Fawcett||Mayor (2013–14)|
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Leongatha Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Leongatha, and its service centre in Mirboo North.
Townships and localities
Towns as defined by the Council
- Darby River
- Fish Creek
- Korumburra (includes Coal Creek)
- Mirboo North
- Port Franklin
- Port Welshpool
- Sandy Point
- Stony Creek
- Tarwin Lower
- Venus Bay
- Waratah Bay
Localities as defined by the Council
- Berrys Creek
- Cape Liptrap
- Hazel Park
- Mount Best
- Mount Eccles
- Pound Creek
- Turtons Creek
- Wilsons Promontory
- Wild Dog Valley
- Census QuickStats (2011). "South Gippsland (S) – LGA26170". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S94 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 2 December 1994). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Local Government in Victoria. "South Gippsland Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- South Gippsland Shire Council (2013). "Townships and localities". Shire of South Gippsland. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- South Gippsland Shire Council official website
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps