Katrina Rainsford for Southern Grampians Shire Councillor

My vision is a proactive hardworking council team, respecting each other and our staff, transparent, responding promptly to community enquiries and planning for growth of the whole Shire.



  • Letter to the Editor - It's not Cox St versus Gray Street

    Oct 19, 2016

    If you support a heavy truck route outside of the Hamilton CBD then you support Cox Street redevelopment. Here is why:


  • Letter to the Editor, Fixing Vicroads

    Oct 13, 2016

    Community feedback is highlighting the poor state of our roads in Western Victoria.

    How about a Local Government VICROADS model, where all the roads except National Highways become under the management of Local Councils. Councils that can't dodge their responsibilities as we are closest to the people and you all let us know when you are not happy.

    Finance for roads come from State and Federal Taxes, Fuel excise, Fuel GST, registrations and licensing. How much money is collected and from where? I call this Truth in Taxing.

  • Letter To Editor Think Big, and work hard

    Sep 28, 2016

    I may not have been a Mayor, but I have been a very effective councillor getting major projects up that drive employment and growth of Southern Grampians.


  • Letter to the Editor: Reforms Can Work

    Sep 14, 2016

    Today has had two firsts for Southern Grampians Shire Council.

    We had the first meeting of the Planning Committee to consider a planning permit application. And we councillors met before midday on a Wednesday!

    It is good to see a reform I have suggested and supported, along with other councillors, working for our Shire.





Successes I’ve driven include the:

  • The new Hamilton Abattoir
  • Retaining and upgrading Saleyards
  • Passenger Rail Planning
  • CBD Investment Coles/Hub/Cox Street redevelopments
  • GRHA's synthetic field
  • Tennis synthetic courts

I've supported the:

  • Dunkeld Community Centre
  • Grampians Peaks Trail
  • Adventure Playground
  • Hamilton & Penshurst Botanic Gardens
  • Points Arboretum
  • Felix Museum Project, Public Art
  • Getting Freight onto Rail
  • Saving Hughan Park Olympic Pool
  • HILAC development


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38 years a country vet, actively farming with husband auto electrician Brian Ball, we have three engineer sons and one daughter at University. “15 years a councillor, I have the experience and energy to get things done for Southern Grampians and make Hamilton Greater.”

Katrina on The Road