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.
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.
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.
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
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 ($)||218.565m
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||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
|Recurrent Government Grants