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Maribyrnong City

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The City of Maribyrnong is a small, densely populated area, located in the inner west of Melbourne on the edge of the Maribyrnong River. The City has the second most ethnically diverse population in Victoria, with 40% of residents born outside Australia. Residents come from more than 135 different countries and speak over 80 languages.

Changes in land use from industrial to mixed use residential/ business have resulted from the restructuring of local manufacturing industries and the relocation of the Commonwealth defence industries from the area. Features include the tertiary education, health services and retail precincts of Victoria University, Footscray Hospital and Highpoint Shopping Centre. The city also features niche food and retail village precincts. The largest industry employers are retail, personal services, health and education. 

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


Localities

Braybrook, Footscray,  Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Seddon, Tottenham, West Footscray and Yarraville.

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

Community Satisfaction

Maribyrnong City Council Annual Community Survey

Annual Report

Maribyrnong City Council Annual Report 2019/20

Elections

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Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2020.

 

River - Cr Sarah Carter

River - Cr Anthony Tran 

Stony Creek - Cr Cuc Lam

Stony Creek - Cr Bernadette Thomas

Yarraville - Cr Michael Clarke

Yarraville - Cr Simon Crawford

Yarraville - Cr Jorge Jorquera

Population data

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

  • 2016 85,471 
  • 2021 101,342 
  • 2026 119,044 
  • 2031 130,377 

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.

  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 139.779m 140.240m 123.974m 122.318m 112.932m 104.356m 102.752m 99.004m 104.135m 91.243m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 153.491m 147.506m 139.223m 135.785m 131.444m 124.650m 115.739m 110.110m 102.600m 98.903m
- Rates and Charges 103.283m 100.007m 96.335m 92.476m 88.238m 83.507m 77.274m 70.764m 65.634m 61.147m
- VGC Grants 2.782m 2.770m 2.811m 2.761m 2.881m 2.966m 2.954m 2.892m 2.853m 2.744m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
8.685m
3.740m
3.482m
0.637m
1.718m
2.057m
1.454m
3.433m
0.862m
3.099m
Recurrent Government Grants
9.445m
8.883m
7.966m
10.924m
7.494m
5.706m
6.540m
6.410m
6.554m
6.732m

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