City of Melville
|City of Melville
|Population||104,265(2012 est) |
|• Density||1,977.34/km2 (5,121.3/sq mi)|
|Area||52.73 km2 (20.4 sq mi)|
|Region||South Metropolitan Perth|
|State electorate(s)||Willagee, Alfred Cove, Bateman, Fremantle, Riverton|
|Federal Division(s)||Tangney, Fremantle|
The City of Melville is a local government area in the southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, east of the port city of Fremantle and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 52.73 square kilometres (20.36 sq mi) and has a population of about 104,000 (2012).
Melville was originally established on 14 December 1900 as the East Fremantle Road District under the Roads Boards Act 1871. It was renamed Melville six months later. In 1923, it received a large amount of land from Jandakot Road District when that entity was abolished.
The City of Melville maintains 463 km of roads and 2.10 km² of parks and gardens.
The City is divided into six wards, each of two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is directly elected.
- Applecross-Mt Pleasant Ward
- Bicton-Attadale Ward
- Bullcreek-Leeming Ward
- City Ward
- Palmyra-Melville-Willagee Ward
- University Ward
- Alfred Cove
- Bull Creek
- Leeming *
- Mount Pleasant
( * indicates suburb partially located within City)
The following local sporting clubs are supported by the Melville residents.
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
- "Local Government Act, 1960. Declaration as a Town. Provisions Concerning Elections. (per L.G. 433/62)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 September 1962. p. 1962:2680-2681.
- "Local Government Act, 1960-1967. Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 3 May 1968. p. 1968:1245.