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Wyndham City

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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.

Localities

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.

Elections

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.

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

Councillors

11 Councillors elected in October 2016.


Chaffey - Cr John Gibbons

Chaffey - Cr Henry Barlow - Mayor

Chaffey - Cr Josh Gilligan

Chaffey - Cr Walter Villagonzalo

Harrison - Cr Intaj Khan

Harrison - Cr Aaron An

Harrison - Cr Tony Hooper

Harrison - Cr Kim McAliney

Imaroo - Cr Heather Marcus

Imaroo - Cr Peter Maynard

Imaroo - Cr Mia Shaw

Population data

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

  • 2016 220,468 
  • 2021 267,357 
  • 2026 314,053 
  • 2031 361,394 

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 ($) 286.208m 246.624m 226.531m 214.957m 202.786m 156.042m 125.386m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 322.499m 283.051m 303.46m 313.562m 315.684m 317.470m 354.465m
- Rates and Charges 161.026m 148.272m 137.452m 126.726m 115.351m 102.433m 88.847m
- VGC Grants 14.543m 14.116m 13.74m 12.748m 12.050m 10.570m 9.863m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
8.269m
6.981m
7.631m
10.269m
4.225m
4.624m
6.946m
Recurrent Government Grants
29.842m
22.876m
18.168m
16.404m
15.170m
12.796m
11.425m

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