The City of Knox is situated in the outer eastern metropolitan area. It is a large municipality that has passed through a period of rapid housing and business development over the past three decades. Knox is now emerging from this period of high growth to a time of maturation and consolidation.
While Knox has a large residential population base, it also has substantial local employment in business, retail and manufacturing. The main industries include other chemical product manufacturing, other food manufacturing.
Knox is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Rowville, Sassafras, Scoresby, Studfield, The Basin, Upper Ferntree Gully, Wantirna and Wantirna South.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Knox City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 9 wards and 9 Councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Baird - Cr Peter Lockwood
Chandler - Cr John Mortimore
Collier - Cr Jackson Taylor
Dinsdale - Cr Adam Gill
Dobson - Cr Jake Keogh
Friberg - Cr Tony Holland
Scott - Cr Lisa Cooper
Taylor - Cr Darren Pearce - Mayor
Tirhatuan - Cr Nicole Seymour
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 ($)||143.168m||139.869m||131.947m||125.742m||137.609m||122.578m||112.069m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||152.186m||151.330m||136.422m||133.489m||132.866m||128.176m||122.512m|
|- Rates and Charges||106.551m||100.411m||94.333m||88.537m||83.725m||78.055m||72.925m|
|- VGC Grants||7.323m||7.594m||7.711m||7.616m||7.665m||7.564m||7.288m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants