Local Government: 2015–16 Audit Snapshot

Tabled: 24 November 2016

Appendix B. Local council cohorts

As detailed in Part 1, to assist with our analysis of the local government sector, the 79 local councils have been divided into five cohorts, based broadly on size, demographics and funding.

Figure B1 lists the local councils that make up each category.

Figure B1
Local council cohorts

Local council cohort

Metropolitan—22 local councils

Banyule City Council

Manningham City Council

Bayside City Council

Maribyrnong City Council

Boroondara City Council

Maroondah City Council

Brimbank City Council

Melbourne City Council

Darebin City Council

Monash City Council

Frankston City Council

Moonee Valley City Council

Glen Eira City Council

Moreland City Council

Greater Dandenong City Council

Port Phillip City Council

Hobsons Bay City Council

Stonnington City Council

Kingston City Council

Whitehorse City Council

Knox City Council

Yarra City Council

Interface—nine local councils

Cardinia Shire Council

Nillumbik Shire Council

Casey City Council

Whittlesea City Council

Hume City Council

Wyndham City Council

Melton City Council

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Regional city—10 local councils

Ballarat City Council

Latrobe City Council

Greater Bendigo City Council

Mildura Rural City Council

Greater Geelong City Council

Wangaratta Rural City Council

Greater Shepparton City Council

Warrnambool City Council

Horsham Rural City Council

Wodonga City Council

Large shire—19 local councils

Bass Coast Shire Council

Moira Shire Council

Baw Baw Shire Council

Moorabool Shire Council

Campaspe Shire Council

Mount Alexander Shire Council

Colac– Otway Shire Council

Moyne Shire Council

Corangamite Shire Council

South Gippsland Shire Council

East Gippsland Shire Council

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Glenelg Shire Council

Surf Coast Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Wellington Shire Council

Mitchell Shire Council

Small shire—19 local councils

Alpine Shire Council

Mansfield Shire Council

Ararat Shire Council

Murrindindi Shire Council

Benalla Shire Council

Northern Grampians Shire Council

Buloke Shire Council

Pyrenees Shire Council

Central Goldfields Shire Council

Borough of Queenscliffe

Gannawarra Shire Council

Strathbogie Shire Council

Hepburn Shire Council

Towong Shire Council

Hindmarsh Shire Council

West Wimmera Shire Council

Indigo Shire Council

Yarriambiack Shire Council

Loddon Shire Council

Source: VAGO.

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