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Created a municipality, 7 December, 1855; a Borough , 1 October 1863. Proclaimed a Town, 2 February 1883; a City, 8th April 1918.
Local Government Reform 1993-1995
This council was abolished in 1994 as part of a statewide program of local government reform enacted between 1993 and 1995.The reform process reduced the number of councils from 210 to 78.
VA 3741, Warrnambool III (City 1994-ct) Council has been appointed as the successor in law for the Warrnambool II (VA 2530) and has assumed any rights, assets and liabilities of the abolished council.
The Town of Warrnambool Local Governing Body was constituted on 18 September 1917 under the Water Act 1915 to take over responsibility of the Warrnambool Waterworks Trust. The responsibilities were transferred to the City of Warrnambool (also VA 2530) on 1 October 1983 under the Water and Sewerage Authorities (Restructuring) Act 1983.
City of Warrnambool (water responsibilities) was abolished on 1 July 1994, and amalgamated with the previous authorities of Mortlake Water Board (VA 4945), Lismore Waterworks Trust and those managed by Shire of Warrnambool (VA 2531), Shire of Hampden (VA 2438), Shire of Heytesbury (VA 2441), Town of Camperdown (VA 2400) and Otway Waterworks Trust/Otway Water Supply System, to form the Hopkins Region Water Authority (VA 3753), later renamed South West Water Authority.