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Bayside City's northern boundary is about 8 kilometres from the Central Business District of Melbourne.

The coastline of Port Phillip Bay forms the western boundary, while the Nepean Highway and the Frankston railway line form most of the eastern boundary. The city coastline stretches for 17 kilometres from Head St Brighton in the north to Charman Rd Beaumaris in the south.

Bayside is primarily a residential area. It includes beaches like Brighton Beach and Black Rock and contains some fine golf courses.

The main industries include building construction, fruit and vegetable processing.

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

Victoria in Future

Bayside - Victoria in Future 2016

Aboriginal Community Profile

Bayside Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Localities

Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham, Cromer, Dendy, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, Moorabbin and Sandringham.

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

 

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results 2016

Elections

Bayside City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 7 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.

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

 

Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2016.

 

Central - Cr James Long

Central - Cr Sonia Castelli

Central - Cr Rob Grinter

Northern - Cr Alex del Porto - Mayor

Northern - Cr Michael Heffernan

Southern - Cr Laurence Evans

Southern - Cr Clarke Martin 


Population data

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

  • 2016 102,427 
  • 2021 107,566 
  • 2026 111,977 
  • 2031 116,847 

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 ($) 95.387m 95.022m 92.203m 90.666m 91.921m 83.600m 77.496m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 120.413m 113.455m 105.049m 104.815m 95.400m 89.947m 84.055m
- Rates and Charges 82.698m 78.895m 74.884m 71.281m 66.300m 62.007m 57.861m
- VGC Grants 2.549m
2.539m
2.533m
2.449m
2.414m
2.325m
2.195m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
1.903m
0.889m
0.723m
2.832m
0.748m
0.755m
1.404m
Recurrent Government Grants
9.477m
7.543m
7.532m
7.806m
7.199m
7.114m
6.613m

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