Part III: The final boundaries - Yarriambiack


  1. Mr Bob Scates of Murtoa suggested that all of Yarriambiack Shire should be included in Lowan district. Under the proposed boundaries, Lowan district took the southern two thirds of the Shire from Swan Hill, but left the northern third, around Hopetoun, in Mildura district. Mr Scates stated that Horsham (the centre of Lowan district) is the shopping destination of most people living in towns in Yarriambiack Shire, and that there is a community of interest between Horsham and most of the smaller towns in the Shire.
  2. The EBC recognises the case for placing the whole Shire in one district. However, Hopetoun is in the Mallee, unlike the southern part of Yarriambiack Shire, and the EBC considers it should remain in the Mallee-based Mildura district for the same reasons as the northern part of Buloke Shire.

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