The Mornington Peninsula Shire is a boot-shaped promotory separating Port Phillip and Western Port Bays, over 40 kms to the south east of Melbourne.
It is almost surrounded by the sea, with coastal boundaries of over 190 kilometres. It is a mixture of urban areas, resort towns, tourist development and rural land. The Peninsula is one of the major holiday and retirement areas for Melbourne. It includes the industrial and port area of Hastings, as well as natural attractions like Cape Schanck and Point Nepean National Park.
The main industries include iron and steel manufacturing, building construction.
Mornington Peninsula is part of the Interface council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Arthurs Seat, Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Baxter, Bittern, Blairgowrie, Boneo, Cape Schanck, Crib Point, Dromana, Fingal, Flinders, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, Kunyung, Main Ridge, McCrae, Merricks, Merricks Beach, Merricks North, Moorooduc, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Pearcedale, Point Leo, Portsea, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Rosebud, Rosebud West, Rye, Safety Beach, Shoreham, Somers, Somerville, Sorrento, St Andrews Beach, Tootgarook, Tuerong and Tyabb.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 6 wards and 11 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.
The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
11 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Briars - Cr Bev Colomb - Mayor
Briars - Cr Rosie Clark
Briars - Cr Sam Hearn
Cerberus - Cr Kate Roper
Nepean - Cr Hugh Fraser
Nepean - Cr Bryan Payne
Red Hill - Cr David Gill
Seawinds - Cr Antonella Celi
Seawinds - Cr Simon Brooks
Seawinds - Cr Frank Martin
Watsons - Cr Julie Edge
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 ($)||189.510m||193.618m||184.754m||178.044m||177.357m||157.781m||140.404m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||215.311m||212.576m||188.138m||183.082m||177.274m||163.771m||153.517m|
|- Rates and Charges||147.190m||144.027m||132.280m||122.784m||115.374m||104.627m||97.127m|
|- VGC Grants||6.439m||6.522m||6.634m||6.227m||6.101m||5.507m||5.060m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants