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The City of Stonnington is located in Melbourne’s inner south-eastern suburbs, a short distance from the centre of Melbourne and alongside the Yarra River. 
 
Covering an area of 25.62 square kilometres, the City stretches from Punt Road in the west to Warrigal Road in the east and is bounded by the Yarra River / Gardiners Creek to the north and Dandenong Road to the south. 
 
The City is primarily a residential area, with some commercial, industrial, office and institutional land uses. The Chapel Street Precinct is home to a vibrant entertainment area which attracts both residents and visitors to the municipality.
 
Stonnington is home to 16,807 businesses, contributing significantly to the city’s vibrancy and prosperity.  The industry sectors that contribute most significantly to Stonnington’s growing economy are professional, scientific and technical services, health care and social assistance, and retail trade.

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

Localities

Armadale, Glen Iris, Hawksburn, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran, South Yarra, Toorak and Windsor.

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

Community Satisfaction

Stonnington City Council Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual Report

Stonnington City Council Annual Report 2019/20

Elections

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Councillors

9 Councillors elected in October 2020.


East - Cr Jami Klisaris 

East - Cr Alexander Lew

East - Cr Polly Morgan

North - Cr Kate Hely - Mayor

North - Cr Matthew Koce

North - Cr Marcia Griffin

South - Cr Melina Sehr - Deputy Mayor

South - Cr Nicki Batagol

South - Cr Mike Scott

Population data

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

  • 2016 110,608 
  • 2021 120,706 
  • 2026 128,240 
  • 2031 135,615

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.

  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 161.226m 157.729m 151.283m 141.337m 136.372m 131.677m 127.897m 123.138m 129.995m 113.445m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 190.976m 201.305m 191.129m 184.490m 170.944m 164.263m 149.942m 147.659m 136.020m 125.470m
- Rates and Charges 117.736m
113.392m
108.801m
104.349m
99.226m
93.297m
87.634m
82.556m
77.697m
73.329m
- VGC Grants 2.926m 2.834m 2.710m 2.583m 2.558m 2.525m 2.506m 2.411m 2.382m 2.289m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
0.502m
1.640m
0.481m
1.272m
1.457m
0.394m
1.405m
1.602m
0.516m
0.880m
Recurrent Government Grants
8.798m
9.986m
9.140m
10.441m
7.384m
6.190m
6.079m
6.091m
6.419m
5.033m

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