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.
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.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Cambridge - Cr Kathy Majdlik
Cambridge - Cr Steven Abboushi - Deputy Mayor
Cambridge - Cr Goran Kesic
Coburn - Cr Sophie Ramsey
Coburn - Cr Bob Turner
Coburn - Cr Yvonne Deiree Sebire
Coburn - Cr Ken Hardy
Watts - Cr Lara Carli - Mayor
Watts - Cr Michelle Mendes
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 ($)||166.512m||156.675m||141.202m||129.728m||128.510m||122.45m||111.529m||107.019m||95.642m||88.884m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||212.446m||189.118m||172.258m||159.666m||141.392m||131.37m||206.484m||113.851m||103.783m||90.757m|
|- Rates and Charges||113.503m||106.156m||99.269m||92.672m||85.898m||79.505m||74.176m||67.507m||59.759m||53.206m|
|- VGC Grants||15.605m||14.620m||13.353m||12.935m||12.556m||12.19m||11.294m||10.759m||9.808m||8.887m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants