The City is located on the western edge of Melbourne and covers an area of 542km² and features 27.4km of coastline. The city features major tourism attractions including the Werribee Park and Mansion, State Rose Garden, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Equestrian Centre, Harbour Marina, Point Cook Coastal Park and RAAF museum; and the Western Treatment Plant. It is home to major recreation and leisure facilities including AquaPulse and Eagle Stadium.
The key industrial precincts are Laverton North and Truganina and the key industries are manufacturing and logistics. The professional and commercial sector includes Victoria University, CSIRO Food Innovation Centre and the University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital.
Wyndham is a designated growth area of Melbourne, currently ranked as the third fastest growing local government area in Victoria. Wyndham has a growing and diverse population and growth has been rapid and forecasts indicate the population will be in excess of 330,000 by 2031.
Wyndham is part of the Interface council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Cocoroc, Eynesbury, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Laverton North, Laverton RAAF, Little River, Mambourin, Mount Cottrell, Point Cook, Quandong, Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing and Wyndham Vale.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Wyndham 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.
Chaffey - Cr John Gibbons
Chaffey - Cr Henry Barlow
Chaffey - Cr Josh Gilligan
Chaffey - Cr Walter Villagonzalo - Deputy Mayor
Harrison - Cr Intaj Khan
Harrison - Cr Aaron An
Harrison - Cr Tony Hooper
Harrison - Cr Kim McAliney
Iramoo - Cr Heather Marcus
Iramoo - Cr Peter Maynard - Mayor
Iramoo - Cr Mia Shaw
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 ($)||299.306m||286.208m||246.624m||226.531m||214.957m||202.786m||156.042m||125.386m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||383.627m||322.499m||283.051m||303.46m||313.562m||315.684m||317.470m||354.465m|
|- Rates and Charges||172.096m||161.026m||148.272m||137.452m||126.726m||115.351m||102.433m||88.847m|
|- VGC Grants||14.970m||14.543m||14.116m||13.74m||12.748m||12.050m||10.570m||9.863m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants