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.
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.
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.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central - Cr James Long
Central - Cr Sonia Castelli
Central - Cr Rob Grinter - Deputy Mayor
Northern - Cr Alex del Porto
Northern - Cr Michael Heffernan
Southern - Cr Laurence Evans
Southern - Cr Clarke Martin - Mayor
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 ($)||104.282m||96.375m||95.387m||95.022m||92.203m||90.666m||91.921m||83.600m||77.496m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||131.230m||128.863m||120.413m||113.455m||105.049m||104.815m||95.400m||89.947m||84.055m|
|- Rates and Charges||89.144m||85.518m||82.698m||78.895m||74.884m||71.281m||66.300m||62.007m||57.861m|
|- VGC Grants||2.666m
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants