Kingston City sits beside the north eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay, about 15kms south of the Melbourne central business district. It is one of the major manufacturing areas of Melbourne.
The city's industrial strengths include automotive, printing and chemical production. Commercial centres at Southland, Moorabbin and Mordialloc provide an important employment source. The main industries include plastic product manufacturing, other chemical product manufacturing.
Kingston is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Edithvale, Heatherton, Highett, Mentone, Moorabbin, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc, Oakleigh South, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes and Waterways.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Kingston City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 9 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.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central - Cr Ron Brownlees
Central - Cr Geoff Gledhill
Central - Cr Rosemary West
North - Cr Tamara Barth
North - Cr Steve Staikos - Deputy Mayor
North - Cr George Hua
South - Cr Tasmin Bearsley
South - Cr David Eden
South - Cr Georgina Oxley - 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 ($)||187.434m||182.442m||170.526m||169.246m||166.278m||159.403m||154.691m||163.406m||141.369m||134.849m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||228.887m||223.208m||212.863m||217.277m||191.689m||178.020m||176.123m||174.502m||152.319m||145.342m|
|- Rates and Charges||141.953m||134.353m||129.749m||125.416m||118.917m||113.33m||107.394m||99.746m||93.251m||86.402m|
|- VGC Grants||4.607m||4.451m||4.295m||4.302m||4.316m||4.337m||4.227m||4.179m||4.007m||3.777m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants