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Melton's economy and settlement provide a contrast between the large centre of Melton and its substantial rural hinterland. More recently, suburbs such as Hillside and Caroline Springs have emerged as major growth areas in the east of the municipality.

Industries include structural metal product manufacturing, motor vehicle services, building completion services, electrical equipment, appliance manufacturing, general manufacturing, distribution, transport and logistics, equine industries and agribusiness.

Melton Shire Council was re-constituted as a City Council on 6 September 2012. 

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

Localities

Brookfield, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Diggers Rest, Exford, Eynesbury, Hillside, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Mount Cottrell, Parwan, Plumpton, Ravenhall, Rockbank, Taylors Hill, Toolern Vale and Truganina.

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


Elections

Melton City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 7 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.

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2016.


Cambridge - Cr Kathy Majdlik

Cambridge - Cr Steven Abboushi

Cambridge - Cr Goran Kesic

Coburn - Cr Sophie  Ramsey - Mayor

Coburn - Cr Bob Turner

Coburn - Cr Melissa De Santis

Coburn - Cr Ken Hardy

Watts - Cr Lara Carli

Watts - Cr Michelle Mendes

Population data

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

  • 2016 138,181 
  • 2021 171,031 
  • 2026 215,531 
  • 2031 266,008 

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.

  2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 129.728m 128.510m 122.45m 111.529m 107.019m 95.642m 88.884m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 159.666m 141.392m 131.37m 206.484m 113.851m 103.783m 90.757m
- Rates and Charges 92.672m 85.898m 79.505m 74.176m 67.507m 59.759m 53.206m
- VGC Grants 12.935m 12.556m 12.19m 11.294m 10.759m 9.808m 8.887m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
11.232m
3.803m
15.407m
10.355m
2.465m
2.093m
1.723m
Recurrent Government Grants
19.500m
11.943m
9.745m
12.703m
10.634m
9.191m
10.026m

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