Shire of Southern Grampians

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Shire of Southern Grampians
Victoria
Australia Victoria Southern Grampians Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population16,135 (2018) [1]
 • Density2.42486/km2 (6.2804/sq mi)
Established1994
Gazetted 23 September 1994 [2]
Area6,654 km2 (2,569.1 sq mi) [1]
MayorCr Chris Sharples (since 2019)
Council seat Hamilton
Region Barwon South West
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal division(s) Wannon
Southern Grampians Shire Council logo.JPG
Website Shire of Southern Grampians
LGAs around Shire of Southern Grampians:
West Wimmera Horsham Northern Grampians
Glenelg Shire of Southern Grampians Ararat
Glenelg Moyne Moyne

The Shire of Southern Grampians is a local government area (LGA) in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 6,654 square kilometres (2,569 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 16,135. [1] It includes the towns of Coleraine, Hamilton, Dunkeld and Penshurst. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the City of Hamilton, Shire of Wannon and parts of the Shire of Dundas, Shire of Kowree, Shire of Mount Rouse and Shire of Heywood. [2] [3]

Contents

The Shire is governed and administered by the Southern Grampians Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Hamilton, it also has service centres located in a couple of other locations within Hamilton. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, The Grampians, and that the southern part of this feature occupies the northern part of the LGA.

Traditional owners

The traditional owners of this shire are the Gunditjmara, Tjap Wurrung and Bunganditj people. [4]

Council

Current composition

The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality. [5] Council Composition as of September 2022:

WardCouncillorTermNotes
Unsubdivided David Robertson2020–PresentDeputy Mayor
 Bruach Colliton2008–2016, 2020–PresentMayor
 Helen Henry2020–Present
 Mary-Ann Brown2016–Present(Mayor 2016–2019)
 Albert Cavano2008–Present(Mayor 2012-2014)
 Greg McAdam2016–Present
 Katrina Rainsford2004–Present

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Hamilton Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre on Brown Street in Hamilton, and its service centres on Market Pl and Roberts St in Hamilton.

Main towns in shire

In 2021 Census the shire had a population of 16,588. [1]



Population
Locality20162021
Balmoral 294281
Branxholme 351304
Byaduk 123129
Carapook 7067
Cavendish 334336
Coleraine 1,0291,062
Dunkeld 678688
Glenthompson 232256
Hamilton 8,88810,346
Harrow 200184
Konongwootong 5060
Population
Locality20162021
Melville Forest 4263
Moutajup 83108
Nareen 9379
Penshurst 622677
Pigeon Ponds 2929
Strathkellar 9384
Tabor 3938
Tahara 3630
Tarrington 301328
Victoria Valley 7965
Wannon 108124

See also

List of localities (Victoria)

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