City of Brimbank

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City of Brimbank
Victoria
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Map of Melbourne showing City of Brimbank
Population 182,735 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,482.0/km2 (3,838.5/sq mi)
Established 1994
Area 123.3 km2 (47.6 sq mi)
Mayor Brimbank currently has administrators.
Council seat Sunshine
Region West Metropolitan Melbourne
Federal Division(s) Gorton, Maribyrnong
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Website www.brimbank.vic.gov.au
LGAs around City of Brimbank:
Hume Hume Hume
Melton City of Brimbank Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley
Wyndham Wyndham Hobsons Bay

The City of Brimbank is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It comprises the western suburbs between 10 and 20 km west and northwest from the Melbourne city centre.

The City has an area of 123 km² and at the 2011 Census, Brimbank had a population of 182,735.

History[edit]

The Wurundjeri people have been the custodians of the land in the Port Phillip Bay region, including the current City of Brimbank, for over 40,000 years before European settlement. Brimbank lies within the area occupied by the Kurung-Jang-Balluk and Marin-Balluk clans of the Wurundjeri people (also known as the Woiwurung language group) who form part of the larger Kulin Nation. Other groups who occupied land in the area include the Yalukit-Willam and Marpeang-Bulluk clans.

Brimbank was founded on 15 December 1994 during the amalgamations of local councils by the Kennett Liberal government. It was formed after the merger of the former Cities of Keilor and Sunshine. It was named after Brimbank Park in Keilor, which itself was named for the practice of local farmers driving livestock "around the brim of the bank" of the Maribyrnong River.[2]

Wards and councillors[edit]

The Local Government Act to dismiss Council was passed by the Victorian Parliament on 12 November 2009. As a result, the Minister for Local Government, Richard Wynne, appointed three administrators – Mr Peter Lewinsky, Ms Joanne Anderson and Ms Meredith Sussex AM – for a three year period.[3] In 2012, the State government decided to extend the period of administration. The three administrators appointed were Mr Peter Lewinsky, Ms Jane Nathan and Mr John Watson (Chair of Administrators).[4] In March 2014 Mr John Tanner replaced Mr Peter Lewinsky.[5]

For electing councillors Brimbank is divided into the following wards:

Mayors[edit]

  • (Currently there is no mayor in the City of Brimbank.)
  • Cr Troy Atanasovski (2009)
  • Cr Sam David (2008)
  • Cr Margaret Giudice (2007)
  • Cr Natalie Suleyman (2006)
  • Cr Natalie Suleyman (2005)
  • Cr Sam David (2004)

Suburbs[edit]

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Coordinates: 37°45′S 144°48′E / 37.750°S 144.800°E / -37.750; 144.800