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|Rural City of Benalla|
|• Density||5.9601/km2 (15.436/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||17 October 2002|
|Area||2,353 km2 (908.5 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Danny Claridge|
|Website||Rural City of Benalla|
The Rural City of Benalla 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 2,353 square kilometres (908 sq mi) and, in June 2018, had a population of 14,024.
It includes the towns of Baddaginnie, Benalla, Devenish, Goorambat, Major Plains, Swanpool, Tatong, Thoona, Warrenbayne and Winton. It was formed in 2002 from the de-amalgamation of the Shire of Delatite into the current rural city and the Shire of Mansfield.
The Rural City is governed and administered by the Benalla Rural City Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Benalla. The Rural City is named after the main urban settlement located in the centre-north of the LGA, that is Benalla, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 10,331.
The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.
|Punarji Hewa Gunaratne|
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Benalla Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Benalla.
In June 2018 the shire had a population of 8,979.
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- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Search (17 October 2002). "G42 of 2002: Order estg the Rural City of Benalla and Shire of Mansfield" (PDF). Victoria Government Gazette. State Government of Victoria. pp. 85–97. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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- Local Government in Victoria. "Benalla Rural City Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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