The southern parts of the City of Whittlesea are well established urban areas, while the north remains rural in character.
The city incorporates important facilities such as the RMIT campus at Bundoora, the Epping Hospital and Epping Plaza Shopping Centre. Residents of the City come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, with a very high percentage of residents born in other countries, particularly Macedonia, Italy, and Greece.
Demographically, over half of the residents are from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Whittlesea is part of the Interface council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Beveridge, Bruces Creek, Bundoora, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Humevale, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, Morang South, Thomastown, Whittlesea, Wollert, Woodstock and Yan Yean.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Whittlesea 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.
North - Cr Ricky Kirkham
North - Tom Joseph - Deputy Mayor
North - Cr Emilia Sterjova
South East - Cr Sam Alessi
South East - Cr Norm Kelly
South East - Cr Mary Lalios
South East - Cr Alahna Desiato
South West - Cr Stevan Kozmevski
South West - Cr Kris Pavlidis
South West - Cr Lawrie Cox - Mayor
South West - Cr Caz Monteleone
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 ($)||193.499m||184.476m||178.239m||171.631m||166.654m||167.673m||160.483m||157.083m||129.546m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||222.752m||220.795m||193.667m||186.573m||166.026m||168.446m||153.259m||148.369m||140.917m|
|- Rates and Charges||143.823m||136.997m||129.145m||120.443m||111.813m||103.621m||94.065m||85.595m||76.970m|
|- VGC Grants||14.555m||13.325m||12.902m||12.524m||12.159m||11.179m||10.735m||9.675m||9.047m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants