The City of Port Phillip has an 11 km foreshore on the northern edge of Port Phillip Bay and south of the Melbourne central business district.
It includes the entertainment and leisure precincts of Bay St (Port Melbourne), Clarendon St (South Melbourne), Fitzroy and Acland Sts (St Kilda) and Carlisle St (Balaclava). Significant employment areas include the St Kilda Road office district and industrial, warehousing and manufacturing districts in South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.
There has been significant residential redevelopment in recent times, with people attracted by the inner city lifestyle and the recreational and cultural facilities.
Port Philip is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Albert Park, Balaclava, Elwood, Garden City, Melbourne, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, South Melbourne, Southbank, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West and Windsor.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Port Phillip City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 9 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.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Canal - Cr Tim Baxter
Canal - Cr Louise Crawford - Deputy Mayor
Canal - Cr Dick Gross - Mayor
Gateway - Cr Bernadene Voss
Gateway - Cr Marcus Pearl
Gateway - Cr Ogy Simic
Lake - Cr Andrew Bond
Lake - Cr David Brand
Lake - Cr Katherine Copsey
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 ($)||216.454m||197.258m||186.092m||178.397m||177.344m||159.381m||161.272m||144.452m||143.754m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||221.484m||210.301m||195.670m||182.305m||214.955m||177.388m||161.107m||149.854m||142.454m|
|- Rates and Charges||121.119m||117.192m||113.146m||106.759m||100.957m||95.213m||88.581m||82.499m||78.901m|
|- VGC Grants||2.641m||2.550m||2.527m||2.506m||2.491m||2.352m||2.313m||2.221m||2.085m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants