The City of Brimbank is the second largest municipality in Melbourne, located in the Western Region about 20 kms from the central business district. It is a culturally diverse municipality with about 43 per cent of the population being born overseas and 37 per cent being under 24 years of age.
Brimbank is currently experiencing strong residential, industrial and commercial development. Brimbank includes 25 new and established suburbs and incorporates one of the largest industrial areas in Melbourne. It also has a number of important institutions including the Sunshine Hospital and the St Albans campus of the Victoria University of Technology. The main industries are chemical product manufacturing.
Brimbank is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Albanvale, Albion, Ardeer, Brooklyn (part), Cairnlea, Calder Park, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Hillside (part), Kealba, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor East (part), Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Kings Park, St Albans, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Sydenham, Taylors Lakes and Tullamarine.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
The City of Brimbank Council was dismissed by an Act of Parliament in 2009. Following a period of being led by a panel of Administrators the municipality returned to elected representation at the 2016 general election The next general election is in October 2020.
The council's next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2028 elections.
11 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Grasslands - Cr Lucinda Congreve - Mayor
Grasslands - Cr Victoria Borg
Grasslands - Cr Duyen Pham
Harvester - Cr Sam David - Deputy Mayor
Harvester - Cr John Heddich
Harvester - Cr Kim Truong
Horseshoe - Cr Daniel Allan
Horseshoe - Cr Virginia Tachos
Taylors - Cr Margaret Giudice
Taylors - Cr Bruce Lancashire
Taylors - Cr Georgina Papafotiou
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 ($)||180.538m||174.278m||172.380m||166.373m||159.817m||171.364m||147.629m||133.140m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||214.405m||191.067m||200.081m||165.873m||168.206m||161.162m||150.320m||141.896m|
|- Rates and Charges||145.778m
|- VGC Grants||13.034m
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants