City of Moreland

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City of Moreland
Victoria
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Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
Population 147,241 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,887/km2 (7,480/sq mi)
Established 1994
Area 51 km2 (19.7 sq mi)
Mayor Meghan Hopper
Region Metropolitan Melbourne
State electorate(s) Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, Broadmeadows, Thomastown
Federal Division(s) Wills, Melbourne
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Website [[1] www.moreland.vic.gov.au/%20www.moreland.vic.gov.au]]
LGAs around City of Moreland:
Hume Hume Whittlesea
Moonee Valley City of Moreland Darebin
Moonee Valley Melbourne Yarra

The City of Moreland is a local government area in metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It comprises the inner northern suburbs between 4 and 10 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre.

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.

Council services[edit]

One of the highlights of the Moreland City Council is the public library. Moreland City Libraries have 5 branches.

Suburbs[edit]

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Moreland mayors[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Moreland (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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Coordinates: 37°44′S 144°57′E / 37.733°S 144.950°E / -37.733; 144.950