Whitehorse is a major commercial and residential municipality in Melbourne's east, approximately 15 km from Melbourne's CBD.
Whitehorse is a mix of quiet residential streets and bustling shopping centres. It has important retail centres at Box Hill and Forest Hill, as well as educational institutions such as Box Hill TAFE and Deakin University.
Whitehorse prides itself on having over 350 parks and reserves in its 64 sq km.
Whitehorse is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont and Vermont South.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Whitehorse City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 5 wards and 10 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.
10 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central - Cr Denise Massoud
Central - Cr Andrew Munroe
Elgar - Cr Tina Liu
Elgar - Cr Blair Barker
Morack - Cr Bill Bennett
Morack - Cr Raylene Carr
Riversdale - Cr Andrew Davenport
Riversdale - Cr Sharon Ellis - Mayor
Springfield - Cr Ben Stennett
Springfield - Cr Prue Cutts
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 ($)||168.750m||161.304m||155.065m||151.143m||149.097m||141.999m||136.334m||132.964m||127.324m||118.395m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||204.397m||198.844m||194.694m||177.846m||171.186m||156.2m||149.195m||144.768m||131.268m||124.246m|
|- Rates and Charges||115.480m||111.652m||107.898m||104.041m||95.568m||89.241m||85.216m||79.996m||73.160m||68.197m|
|- VGC Grants||4.642m||4.427m||4.242m||4.196m||4.179m||4.185m||3.962m||3.922m||3.787m||3.583m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants