The Mornington Peninsula Shire is a boot-shaped promontory separating the Port Phillip Bay and Western Port, just over 40 kms south east of Melbourne.
Characterised by unique townships, highly valued greed wedge land, areas of national and international conservation significance and covering 723 Km2 of land, the Mornington Peninsula encompasses 10% of Victoria’s coastlines, spanning 192 kilometres.
Reminiscent of the Mediterranean with its vineyards and olive groves, historic country house retreats and intimate hotels, the Peninsula is one of the major holiday destinations for Melbourne. It encompasses some of Victoria's most iconic national and state parks, world class wineries, a large and diverse range of parks and reserves, foreshore areas, wetlands, and a myriad of bay walking trails.
The Peninsula has an older population with 24% of the population aged over 65, the highest proportion in Greater Melbourne.The Shire’s industry strengths include building construction, manufacturing, healthcare, tourism and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
Mornington Peninsula is part of the Interface council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Arthurs Seat, Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Baxter, Bittern, Blairgowrie, Boneo, Cape Schanck, Crib Point, Dromana, Fingal, Flinders, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, Kunyung, Main Ridge, McCrae, Merricks, Merricks Beach, Merricks North, Moorooduc, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Pearcedale, Point Leo, Portsea, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Rosebud, Rosebud West, Rye, Safety Beach, Shoreham, Somers, Somerville, Sorrento, St Andrews Beach, Tootgarook, Tuerong and Tyabb.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 6 wards and 11 councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting.
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.
11 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Briars - Cr Bev Colomb
Briars - Cr Rosie Clark
Briars - Cr Sam Hearn - Mayor
Cerberus - Cr Kate Roper - Deputy Mayor
Nepean - Cr Hugh Fraser
Nepean - Cr Bryan Payne
Red Hill - Cr David Gill
Seawinds - Cr Antonella Celi
Seawinds - Cr Simon Brooks
Seawinds - Cr Frank Martin
Watson - Cr Julie Edge
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 ($)||219.648m||209.397m||198.659m||189.510m||193.618m||184.754m||178.044m||177.357m||157.781m||140.404m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||248.152m||231.856m||225.284m||215.311m||212.576m||188.138m||183.082m||177.274m||163.771m||153.517m|
|- Rates and Charges||168.646m||158.142m||152.941m||147.190m||144.027m||132.280m||122.784m||115.374m||104.627m||97.127m|
|- VGC Grants||5.886m||5.787m||6.101m||6.439m||6.522m||6.634m||6.227m||6.101m||5.507m||5.060m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants