City of Moreland
|City of Moreland
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
|Population||147,241 (2011) |
|Area||51 km2 (19.7 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, Broadmeadows, Thomastown|
|Federal Division(s)||Wills, Melbourne|
It was created in 1994 during the forced amalgamations of local governments by the Kennett Government, being created from the former local government areas of the City of Brunswick, the City of Coburg and the southern part of the City of Broadmeadows. The Moreland Local Government Area covers 51 km², and at the 2011 Census, the City had a population of 147,241.
In 2004 the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), an independent authority created under Victorian state legislation, conducted a representation review of the Council's electoral structure, resulting in a recommendation that the 10 single Councillor wards be replaced by three multi-councillor wards. A consequence of the change from single-Councillor to multi-Councillor wards was a change in election method from preferential voting to proportional representation.
Elections are held every four years. The last elections were held in November 2008.
One of the highlights of the Moreland City Council is the public library. Moreland City Libraries have 5 branches.
- Brunswick East
- Brunswick West
- Coburg North
- Oak Park
- Pascoe Vale
- Pascoe Vale South
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- Official Moreland City Council website
- Moreland Online Community Directory
- List of Moreland's Friendship cities
- Moreland Community Profile: census information and demographics
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
- Moreland City Libraries website
- Moreland City Libraries Catalogue
- Moreland Energy Foundation
- Republic of Moreland blog