Yarra is located in the inner east of Melbourne and features a mixture of residential, industrial and commercial activity.
The City of Yarra's major features include St Vincent's Hospital, Victoria Park Football Ground and Yarra Bend Park. The city has witnessed a largely working-class population become gentrified since the 1980s with an influx of tertiary students and working professionals.
The main industries include beverage and malt manufacturing, clothing manufacturing, machinery and equipment wholesaling.
Yarra is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill and Richmond.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Yarra 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.
Langridge - Cr Stephen Jolly
Langridge - Cr Amanda Stone
Langridge - Cr Danae Bosler
Melba - Cr Mi-lin Chen Yi Mei - Deputy Mayor
Melba - Cr Daniel Nguyen
Melba - Cr James Searle
Nicholls - Cr Misha Coleman - Mayor
Nicholls - Cr Jackie Fristacky
Nicholls - Cr Brigid O'Brien
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 ($)||181.432m||170.582m||163.172m||160.901m||154.527m||144.653m||137.434m||140.289m||119.765m||115.555m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||218.350m||191.451m||180.679m||170.910m||164.462m||157.326m||144.663m||136.869m||130.609m||121.364m|
|- Rates and Charges||108.034m||105.008m||101.132m||97.912m||91.462m||84.934m||79.698m||75.268m||71.668m||68.832m|
|- VGC Grants||2.404m||2.265m||2.162m||2.150m||2.110m||2.072m||1.996m||1.966m||1.880m||1.770m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants