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Hume City is a growing, urban fringe municipality about 20 kms from Melbourne's central business district.

The southern parts of the city are well-established urban areas, while the north remains rural in character. Almost 29% of its residents were born overseas. It has a young community with 31% of persons aged under 18.

Hume is at the Hume Highway, Calder Highway and Metropolitan Ring Road crossroads. It includes the busy Melbourne Airport.

The main industries include motor vehicle and part manufacturing, air and space transport, other services to transport, electronic equipment manufacturing.

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

Localities

Attwood, Broadmeadows, Bulla, Campbellfield, Clarkefield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Dallas, Diggers Rest, Fawkner, Gladstone Park, Greenvale, Jacana, Kalkallo, Keilor, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Mickleham, Oaklands Junction, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Sunbury, Tullamarine, Westmeadows, Wildwood and Yuroke.

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

Elections

Hume City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 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.

The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.

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.


Aitken - Cr Drew Jessop - Mayor

Aitken - Cr Joseph Haweil

Aitken - Cr Jodi Jackson

Aitken - Cr Carly Moore

Jackson Creek - Cr Steve Medcraft

Jackson Creek - Cr Ann Potter

Jackson Creek - Cr Leigh Johnson

Meadow Valley - Cr Geoff Porter

Meadow Valley - Cr Naim Kurt

Meadow Valley - Cr Karen Sherry

Meadow Valley - Cr Jana Taylor

Population data

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

  • 2016 200,215 
  • 2021 228,651 
  • 2026 260,551 
  • 2031 293,895 

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 ($) 218.565m
204.538m
198.012m
181.516m 171.336m 153.223m 136.109m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 254.021m 241.923m 202.115m 195.450m 184.386m 173.804m 152.632m
- Rates and Charges 149.312m 138.439m 127.582m 118.190m 108.215m 101.178m 91.286m
- VGC Grants 12.991m 12.823m 12.734m 12.523m 12.181m 11.143m 9.974m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
8.948m 7.475m 5.776m 3.932m 5.247m 12.521m 8.503m
Recurrent Government Grants
29.305m 23.609m 21.722m 18.998m 16.609m 18.565m 15.982m

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