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.
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.
Stonnington City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 9 Councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation 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.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
East - Cr Jami Klisaris
East - Cr Glen Atwell
East - Cr Sally Davis
North - Cr John Chandler
North - Cr Matthew Koce
North - Cr Marcia Griffin
South - Cr Melina Sehr
South - Cr Judy Hindle
South - Cr Steve Stefanopoulos - 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 ($)||141.337m||136.372m||131.677m||127.897m||123.138m||129.995m||113.445m||107.413m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||184.490m||170.944m||164.263m||149.942m||147.659m||136.020m||125.470m||117.923m|
|- Rates and Charges||104.349m
|- VGC Grants||2.583m||2.558m||2.525m||2.506m||2.411m||2.382m||2.289m||2.168m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants