Such promotion was not automatic, but it was granted often.Local government has been referred to in the Victorian constitution since 1979 (sec.
In practice, this is understood as referring to the population distribution between urban centres and rural areas.
The term "borough", used of the Borough of Queenscliffe, is not defined by the act but has been retained for the single borough which survived the reforms of the 1990s.
Despite this area being comparable to the average area of a US or English county, there are no administrative subdivisions such as American towns and cities or English parishes; suburbs (a part of an urban area), towns and rural districts, although legally defined, have a purely geographical existence.
According to the Local Government Act 1989, the term "city", must be used for a municipal district which is predominantly urban in character; "rural city" must be used for a rural district which is partly urban and partly rural in character; and the term "shire" must be used for a municipal district which is predominantly rural.
II), but it does not operate so as to make Victoria a federation or protect the borders or powers of local government from amendment by executive order or act of parliament.