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The City of Port Phillip has an 11 km foreshore on the northern edge of Port Phillip Bay and south of the Melbourne central business district.

It includes the entertainment and leisure precincts of Bay St (Port Melbourne), Clarendon St (South Melbourne), Fitzroy and Acland Sts (St Kilda) and Carlisle St (Balaclava). Significant employment areas include the St Kilda Road office district and industrial, warehousing and manufacturing districts in South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.

There has been significant residential redevelopment in recent times, with people attracted by the inner city lifestyle and the recreational and cultural facilities.

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

Localities

Albert Park, Balaclava, Elwood, Garden City, Melbourne, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, South Melbourne, Southbank, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West and Windsor.

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

 

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results 2016

Elections

Port Phillip City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 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. 

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

9 Councillors elected in October 2016.


Canal - Cr Tim Baxter

Canal - Cr Louise Crawford

Canal - Cr Dick Gross

Gateway - Cr Bernadene Voss - Mayor

Gateway - Cr Marcus Pearl

Gateway - Cr Ogy Simic

Lake - Cr Andrew Bond

Lake - Cr David Brand

Lake - Cr Katherine Copsey

Population data

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

  • 2016 109,103 
  • 2021 118,903 
  • 2026 131,007 
  • 2031 143,081 

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 ($) 186.092m 178.397m 177.344m 159.381m 161.272m 144.452m 143.754m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 195.670m 182.305m 214.955m 177.388m 161.107m 149.854m 142.454m
- Rates and Charges 113.146m 106.759m 100.957m 95.213m 88.581m 82.499m 78.901m
- VGC Grants 2.527m 2.506m 2.491m 2.352m 2.313m 2.221m 2.085m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
4.112m
1.786m
1.292m
1.300m
0.124m
0.051m
1.905m
Recurrent Government Grants
5.953m
7.908m
8.231m
8.547m
12.256m
10.050m
10.103m

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