Langtree Avenue, Mildura
|Elevation:||50 m (164 ft)|
• Summer (DST)
|Location:||550 km (342 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA:||Rural City of Mildura|
Mildura is a regional city in northwestern Victoria, Australia, part of the Rural City of Mildura. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Daylight saving time ( DST The UTC+10 Time zone covers the following locations Australia (AEST&mdash Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian The UTC+10 Time zone covers the following locations Australia (AEST&mdash Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian UTC+11 is the Time zone for the following locations As standard (non-DST time Federated States of Micronesia UTC+11 is the Time zone for the following locations As standard (non-DST time Federated States of Micronesia The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 There are 79 Local Government Areas in the Australian state of Victoria. The Rural City of Mildura is a Local Government Area in Victoria Australia. This is a list of regions in Australia that are not Australian states or territories. Sunraysia is an area of northwestern Victoria and southwestern New South Wales in Australia, known for its sunshine grapes and oranges State Electoral District is a term used to refer to an electorate within the Lower House or Legislative Mildura is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria. The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. The Division of Mallee is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Rural City of Mildura is a Local Government Area in Victoria Australia. Mildura is located in the Sunraysia region, and is on the banks of the Murray River. Sunraysia is an area of northwestern Victoria and southwestern New South Wales in Australia, known for its sunshine grapes and oranges The Murray River, or River Murray and sometimes informally referred to as the "Mighty Murray" is Australia 's largest River. The town's population was 30,016 at the 2006 census. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Mildura is also known as the centre of Victoria's Food Bowl and is a major producer of citrus fruits (especially oranges), and wine. It is also notable for its grape production, supplying 80% of Victoria's grapes . Many wineries also source grapes from Mildura.
Mildura enjoys a mostly warm climate. It is only about 50 metres above sea level despite being several hundred kilometres from the coast , and is surrounded by dry grassland.
Rainfall is about 290 mm a year and is spread evenly across the months and seasons. Winter and Spring enjoy the most rainy days, but the heaviest falls occur from rare penetrations on the monsoon, as in February 2000. A monsoon is a seasonal prevailing wind which lasts for several months
Average maximum temperatures range from a hot 32 °C (90 °F) in summer to a delightful 15 °C (59 °F) in winter. Minima range from around 17 °C (63 °F) in summer to a chilly 4 °C (39 °F) in winter, when frost is common and often destructive to irrigated crops. Frost is the solid deposition of Water vapor from saturated air
Mildura is host to many annual festivals such as the Mildura Country Music Festival, the International Balloon Fiesta, the Jazz & Wine Festival, Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival and the Mildura Show . The Mildura Country Music Festival is an annual Australian country music festival based in Mildura, Victoria.
As of the 2006 Census, there were 30,016 people residing in 13,053 households. The Australian census is administered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years 82. 8 % of Mildura residents are Australian born. Of those born overseas: England (1. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland 5%), Italy (1. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest 4%), Turkey (1. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches 4%), New Zealand (1. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island 1%), Greece (0. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία 5%). English is the only language spoken at home at 86. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States 2% of households. 
Many Aboriginal people lived around the site of Mildura because of the abundant food. This is an article about a class of people as identified and defined within Australian law Local tribes included the Latje Latje and Yerre Yerre. Europeans noticed this abundance and decided to harness it, so they brought sheep to graze the natural pastures.
A major drought in Victoria from 1877 to 1884 prompted Alfred Deakin, then a minister in the State Government and chairman of a Royal Commission on water supply to visit the irrigation areas of California. Drought in Australia is defined as rainfall over a three month period being in the lowest Decile of what has been recorded for that region in the past Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919 Australian politician was a leader of the movement for Australian federation and later second Prime Minister The Parliament of Victoria is a Bicameral, or two-house legislature The term Royal Commission may also be used in the United Kingdom to describe the group of Lords Commissioners who may act in the stead of the Irrigation is an artificial application of water to the soil usually for assisting in growing crops There he met George and William Chaffey. George Chaffey (born in Brockville, Ontario in 1848 died 1932 was a Canadian Engineer who with his brother William developed William Benjamin Chaffey (born in 1856 in Brockville Ontario, died June 4, 1926 in Mildura Victoria) was a Canadian engineer who with his brother
In 1886 George Chaffey came to Australia and selected a derelict sheep station at Mildura as the site for his first irrigation settlement signing an agreement with the Victorian government to spend at least £300,000 on permanent improvements at Mildura in the next twenty years. 
After much political wrangling, the settlement of Mildura was established in 1887. It was named after the Mildura sheep station that provided most of the land. The name is of Aboriginal origin, and means either "red sand" or "sore eyes" .
The nearby towns of Wentworth, Gol Gol, Curlwaa and Yelta sprang up in the mid to late 1800s. Wentworth is a small border town in the far south west of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Gol Gol is a small town in the far western region of New South Wales, Australia in Wentworth Shire. Curlwaa is a locality in New South Wales Australia. Yelta is a small locality in Victoria Australia. It was for a short time in the 1870s and 1880s the Victorian administrative centre of what is now Sunraysia and the In the 1890s came the scourge of the rabbit. In Australia, Rabbits are the most serious Mammalian pests, an Invasive species whose destruction of habitats is responsible for This devastated the sheep farmers, especially south of the Murray. There was also a financial recession at this time. Combined, these factors restricted growth of the new settlement.
After this period, the new settlement grew and grew. It was soon the main town of the district. Suburbs and new satellite towns sprang up. In 1934 it officially became a city . Today, Mildura is a bright, thriving regional centre, and the surrounding Sunraysia district has a population of over 50,000.
Local newspapers include the Sunraysia Daily, Mildura Midweek, Mildura Weekly and the Mildura Independent Star which ceased publication in 2007. The Sunraysia Daily is a daily newspaper in the north-western Sunraysia region of Victoria Australia. Local radio stations include ABC Local Radio, Easymix 1467AM, 97. ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly owned Radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 9 3MA FM, 99. 5 Star FM, and Hot FM.
Mildura is on the intersection of the Sturt Highway from Adelaide to Sydney, and the Calder Highway to Melbourne via Bendigo. The Sturt Highway is an Australian Highway in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Calder Highway is a Highway linking Kyneton in Victoria, to Mildura. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Bendigo is a regional city in central Victoria Australia, located in the City of Greater Bendigo.
Mildura has a railway connection to Melbourne, which is used for freight transport. The Mildura line is a railway line in Victoria, Australia. Passenger services ceased on the line in 1993, but freight services continue to be operated In May 2006, it was announced that the Mildura line would receive a $73 million upgrade using gauge convertible sleepers. A railroad tie, cross tie, or railway sleeper is a rectangular object used as a base for Railroad tracks. 
Sunraysia Bus Lines, Swan Hill Bus Lines and Dysons Bus Services operate V/Line bus/train services that connect Mildura to various parts of Victoria and southern NSW. Dyson's Bus Services is a privately owned Bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. V/Line is a not for profit regional passenger train and coach service in Victoria, Australia. Greyhound Australia run buses to Adelaide and Sydney via Canberra. For American company of the same name please see Greyhound Lines. Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. Countrylink run buses to Sydney. CountryLink is the operator of passenger rail services in country New South Wales, Australia and from New South Wales into Queensland and Victoria The Henty Highway Bus Service runs buses to Horsham. Horsham is the largest city by population and regional centre of the Wimmera region of Australia.
Mildura Airport is the third busiest airport in Victoria, serviced by five QantasLink flights daily to Melbourne, three Regional Express flights to Melbourne, and two Sharp Airlines flights daily to Adelaide. Mildura Airport is located in Mildura, Victoria, Australia. It is the busiest regional airport in Victoria and has twice been named Australia's Rural QantasLink is a regional brand of Australian airline Qantas and is an affiliate member of the Oneworld Airline alliance. Regional Express Pty Ltd (also known as Rex) is an Airline based in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. Sharp Airlines is a regional Airline headquartered in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a Regional Express also operates flights to Sydney several days a week. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4
Deakin Avenue, the main street of Mildura, is known as the longest straight avenue in Australia, at 12. 1km .
Mildura is part of the 'Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone', in which fruits or vegetables may not be taken into the area (they can, however, be taken out). This is to stop the fruit fly from invading crops and plantations. Disposal bins into which fruit can be disposed of are located along highways entering the zone.
In 2004 there was a controversial proposal by the Victorian Government to build a state-level Long Term Containment Facility (LTCF) for Industrial Waste in Nowingi, approximately 50 km south of Mildura. The Murray River, or River Murray and sometimes informally referred to as the "Mighty Murray" is Australia 's largest River. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Government of Victoria, under the Constitution of Australia, ceded certain legislative and judicial powers to The site is a small enclave of state forest surrounded by national park, and contains habitat important to a number of threatened species. State forest is a term with differing meanings in different countries A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution
Its hydrological composition is disputed, the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) investigations and subsequent evidence predicted that contaminated moisture would take greater than 1000 years to move though the LTCF barrier system. Transport modelling of groundwater contaminants predicted that if contaminants did enter the groundwater, they would move slowly through the Blanchetown Clay and then in a westerly to north-westerly direction towards the Raak Plains, taking thousands of years to finally discharge within the Raak Boinkas in the Murray-Sunset National Park, while local opponents claimed it would flow east through Hattah-Kulkyne National Park into the Murray River. Murray-Sunset is the second largest national park in Victoria, Australia, 438 km northwest of Melbourne. Hattah-Kulkyne is a national park in Victoria, Australia, 417 km northwest of Melbourne. The Murray River, or River Murray and sometimes informally referred to as the "Mighty Murray" is Australia 's largest River.
The site is around 500 km away from Melbourne, where most of the waste is generated. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Local opponents to the LTCF argued that transporting the waste will incur higher costs and create more opportunity for accident than a LTCF closer to Melbourne.
Local opponents, a group called "Save the Food Bowl Alliance" and local media branded the LTCF the "Mallee Toxic Waste Dump". The chairman of the "Save the Food Bowl Alliance", Peter Crisp, was elected to Victorian Parliament in 2006, campaigning on this issue.
In January 2007, the Victorian Government announced that it was abandoning its proposal to build the Long Term Containment Facility at Nowingi. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
It could be argued that its reasoning was that enabling legislation would have had trouble passing both houses of Parliament, with the Bracks Labor Government losing control of the reformed Legislative Council in the 2006 State Election. Stephen Philip Bracks (better known as Steve Bracks (born 15 October, 1954) is a former Australian politician and the 44th Premier of Victoria A Legislative Council is the name given to the legislatures or one of the chambers of the legislature of many nations and colonies The parties holding the balance of power in the Legislative Council - the Nationals, the Australian Greens and Liberals all stating during the election campaign their opposition to the LTCF. The National Party of Australia is an Australian political party. The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, is a Green Australian political party. The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party.
The Panel Inquiry report found the proposal to be environmentally feasible but recommended against granting approval on strategic planning grounds. Specifically because it: • Could fill too soon to provide a sustainable solution for Victoria’s Category B wastes; • Cannot be reasonably or readily expanded because of its surrounds; • Would be between two National Parks; • Would be located in high conservation value remnant vegetation which is habitat of threatened species; • Would be too distant from waste producers; and • Would be as a lesser but relevant consideration, constrained by the need to suspend construction during the breeding period of Mallee Emu-wren and Malleefowl.
The abandoning of the LTCF proposal was received with jubilation by opponents of the LTCF not only in the Mildura area and elsewhere in Victoria, but also across the border in South Australia where there were fears that in reputation, if not in substance, the toxic waste could effect the water supply via the Murray River and thereby the fruit-growing industries of the Riverland and Murraylands. South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country The Murray River, or River Murray and sometimes informally referred to as the "Mighty Murray" is Australia 's largest River. The Riverland, also known as Big River Country, is a region of South Australia.
The Mildura Rural City Council and residents spent almost $2 million fighting the Government's proposal for the LTCF at Nowingi. On 10 January 2007 the Victorian Government did not rule out some form of reimbursement for the Rural City of Mildura council's legal and other costs in opposing the LTCF. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Rural City of Mildura is a Local Government Area in Victoria Australia. "The general rule is that people bear their own costs, that is most likely to apply in this case . . . but I've indicated and I am prepared to talk to the council and mayor about the whole issue of how Mildura moves forward and I'll do that," John Thwaites said.