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