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Greater Dandenong City

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Located to the south east, Greater Dandenong City Council's central activities district is Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre, including over 7,000 businesses, large shopping complexes at Dandenong and Keysborough, the Dandenong Market, a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood and meat, and over 50 Asian restaurants and specialty supermarkets.

It is also the most ethnically diverse area in Victoria, with residents from 151 nations, half of whom were born overseas. Key industries include metal manufacturing and food processing and distribution, beverage and malt manufacturing.

Greater Dandenong is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here

Localities

Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Dunearn, Keysborough, Lyndhurst, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Sandown Village, Springvale and Springvale South.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

 

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results 2016

Elections

Greater Dandenong City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 11 Councillors.

Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

11 Councillors elected in October 2016.


Lightwood - Cr Youhorn Chea

Lightwood - Cr Sean O'Reilly

Lightwood - Cr Loi Truong

Paperbark - Cr Roz Blades

Paperbark - Cr Meng Tak

Paperbark - Cr Tim Dark

Red Gum - Cr Matthew Kirwan

Red Gum - Cr Angela Long

Red Gum - Cr Jim Memeti - Mayor

Silverleaf - Cr Maria Sampey

Silverleaf - Cr Zaynoun Melhem

Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 155,773 
  • 2021 169,656 
  • 2026 181,260  
  • 2031 193,592 

Finances

Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.

Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.

  2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 168.662m 161.270m 152.402m 146.008m 146.486m 134.557m 124.044m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 178.539m 176.327m 160.889m 186.489m 166.707m 147.060m 134.522m
- Rates and Charges 120.750m 110.834m 102.745m 96.345m 89.608m 82.613m 76.005m
- VGC Grants 10.704m 10.720m 10.859m 10.424m 10.458m 10.325m 9.933m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
3.568m
2.805m
9.776m
9.001m
5.737m
3.306m
4.861m
Recurrent Government Grants
26.714m
21.027m
19.721m
19.197m
19.824m
18.182m
16.208m

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