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.
Braybrook, Footscray, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Seddon, Tottenham, West Footscray and Yarraville.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
River - Cr Sarah Carter - Mayor
River - Cr Gina Huynh
Stony Creek - Cr Megan Bridger-Darling - Deputy Mayor
Stony Creek - Cr Cuc Lam
Yarraville - Cr Martin Zakharov
Yarraville - Cr Simon Crawford
Yarraville - Cr Mia McGregor
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 ($)||140.240m||123.974m||122.318m||112.932m||104.356m||102.752m||99.004m||104.135m||91.243m||86.605m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||147.506m||139.223m||135.785m||131.444m||124.650m||115.739m||110.110m||102.600m||98.903m||98.879m|
|- Rates and Charges||100.007m||96.335m||92.476m||88.238m||83.507m||77.274m||70.764m||65.634m||61.147m||57.271m|
|- VGC Grants||2.770m||2.811m||2.761m||2.881m||2.966m||2.954m||2.892m||2.853m||2.744m||2.694m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants