In September 2022, the City of Moreland officially changed its name to the City of Merri-bek. Please note for service, financial, governance and management reporting purposes on this site, the council may be referred to as Moreland for the financial years up to and including the 2021-22 financial year and as Merri-bek for the 2022-23 financial year and following years. The 2022-23 financial year data will be released in November 2023.
Merri-bek is located in the inner north of Melbourne, five kms from the central business district. It is culturally diverse, with a third of residents born overseas, mostly in non English speaking countries.
The city is a mix of residential and industrial areas, with a major retailing strip along Sydney Road. Other features include the Fawkner Crematorium and the former Pentridge Prison.
The main industries include electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing, photographic and scientific equipment manufacturing, clothing manufacturing, retailing and health and community services.
Merri-bek is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Batman, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Coburg North, Fawkner, Fitzroy North, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Merlynston, Moreland, Oak Park, Parkville, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South and Tullamarine.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
11 Councillors elected in October 2020.
North-East - Cr Sue Bolton
North-East - Cr Helen Pavlidis-Mihalakos
North-East - Cr Annalivia Carli Hannan
North-East - Cr Adam Pulford
North-West - Cr Helen Davidson
North-West - Cr Monica Harte
North-West - Cr Oscar Yildiz
North-West - Cr Angelica Panopoulous
South - Cr James Conlan
South - Cr Lambros Tapinos - Deputy Mayor
South - Cr Mark Riley - 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 ($)||203.928m||183.964m||182.745m||169.262m||161.556m||162.077m||149.669m||147.295m||142.757m||150.869m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||237.149m||220.825m||216.833m||207.967m||205.527m||186.619m||176.554m||158.589m||158.186m||146.301m|
|- Rates and Charges||163.998m||159.319m||151.525m||141.484m||138.259m||130.942m||122.847m||114.268m||109.526m||100.704m|
|- VGC Grants||4.867m||4.936m||5.120m||5.325m||5.464m||5.757m||5.969m||6.065m||5.555m||5.506m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants