Located 35km to the south east of Melbourne, Greater Dandenong City Council covers 129 square kilometres and has a population of over 169,000 people. The central activities district is Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre and includes large shopping complexes at Dandenong and Keysborough as well as the highly popular Dandenong Market.
It is also the most culturally diverse locality in Australia, with residents from over 150 different birthplaces, nearly two-thirds of whom were born overseas. Key industries include manufacturing, health care and social assistance, retail trade, wholesale trade and transport.
Greater Dandenong is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Lyndhurst, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Springvale and Springvale South..
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11 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Lightwood - Cr Youhorn Chea
Lightwood - Cr Sean O'Reilly
Lightwood - Cr Loi Truong
Paperbark - Cr Peter Brown
Paperbark - Cr Sophie Tan
Paperbark - Cr Tim Dark
Red Gum - Cr Matthew Kirwan
Red Gum - Cr Angela Long
Red Gum - Cr Jim Memeti - Mayor
Silverleaf - Cr Maria Sampey
Silverleaf - Cr Zaynoun Melhem
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 ($)||186.456m||172.709m||169.604m||168.662m||161.270m||152.402m||146.008m||146.486m||134.557m||124.044m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||213.720m||202.103m||204.738m||178.539m||176.327m||160.889m||186.489m||166.707m||147.060m||134.522m|
|- Rates and Charges||141.036m||132.919m||127.751m||120.750m||110.834m||102.745m||96.345m||89.608m||82.613m||76.005m|
|- VGC Grants||11.919m||11.246m||10.470m||10.704m||10.720m||10.859m||10.424m||10.458m||10.325m||9.933m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants