A small historical reference
History: The Latrobe City is a local government area in the Gippsland region in eastern Victoria, Australia, located in the eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 1,426 square kilometres (551 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 72,396.
It is primarily urban with the vast majority of its population living within three major urban areas, which are Moe, Morwell and Traralgon, while other significant settlements within the LGA include Boolarra, Callignee, Churchill, Glengarry, Jeeralang, Newborough, Toongabbie, Tyers, Yallourn North and Yinnar.
It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the City of Moe, City of Morwell, City of Traralgon, Shire of Traralgon, and parts of the Shire of Narracan and Shire of Rosedale. When formed the municipality was originally called the Shire of La Trobe, but on 6 April 2000, was renamed to its current name.
Date of foundation: 1994
Population: 72 396