Strathbogie Shire Council

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About Council

The Strathbogie Shire is a vibrant and progressive rural municipality located approximately two hours from the Melbourne CBD along the Hume Highway. We have diverse and picturesque communities served by townships such as Euroa, Nagambie, Violet Town, Avenel, Longwood, Ruffy and Strathbogie with a population of approximately 10,000.

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About Council


Strathbogie Shire Council is represented by seven Councillors across 5 wards. One Councillor is elected annually by the Council to serve as Mayor.

The Strathbogie Shire Council was formed on the 18th of November 1994 following the amalgamation of the former Shires of Goulburn, Euroa, Violet Town and part of the City of Seymour.

The management team, comprising of Chief Executive Officer, three Directors and eight Senior Managers, is responsible to Council for the day to day management of Council’s many functions.

Our Vision

Together we are building a flourishing community.

Our Mission

To support our community to grow through effective partnerships, engagement and equitable and efficient delivery of services.

Our Values

To be a respectful, innovative, open and transparent, inclusive, fair and ethical Council.

Our Commitment to Engagement and Communication

We will be a more inclusive Council, by engaging and communicating in an open and honest manner with our local community and key stakeholders.

Our Goals

Councillors and staff at Strathbogie Shire Council are committed to the following principles (values) as a guide to all its decisions and actions:

  • To enhance community health and wellbeing– Plan for improved community health, wellbeing and liveability; engage and participate with the community in Council/Community initiatives; enhance community resilience including supporting and increasing the participation of volunteers; and support and drive community, arts and cultural events.
  • To sustainably manage our natural and built environment– Promote and support sustainable environmental initiatives; mitigate and adapt to a changing climate; protect and enhance our natural environmental assets; protect and enhance our built environment; and provide efficient and effective waste management programs.
  • To provide quality infrastructure– Provide best practice management of all assets including roads, bridges and facilities; and provide passive and active recreational facilities.
  • To support and drive economic development– Promote and support local business and produce; support tourism and business development; provide innovative and sustainable land use planning; attract new residents; and grow investment and employment opportunities.
  • To be a high performing Shire– To proactively develop and deliver quality services that achieve high customer satisfaction; continue to focus on operational efficiencies; continue to create a secure investment environment through sound financial management; to be equitable and fair in all decision making processes; and to communicate and engage effectively with our community and key stakeholders.
  • The Strathbogie Shire will advocate on behalf of our community for the following -  Diplomacy, Education, Environment, Funding, Health, Public Transport, Roads, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transport Linkages, Utilities and Natural Resources.

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