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
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Website www.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, with the last elections held in October 2012.

Council services[edit]

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

Suburbs[edit]

Suburbs of City of Moreland

Council[edit]

Current composition[edit]

Councillors are elected from three multi-member wards, two electing four members, and one electing three, for a total of eleven councillors. The current council was elected on 27 October 2012, as its composition is:

Ward Party Councillor Notes
North-East Ward[2][3]   Socialist Alliance Sue Bolton
  Independent Liberal Rob Thompson
  Labor Michael Teti
  Greens Lenka Thompson
North-West Ward[2][3]   Labor Oscar Yildiz
  DLP John Kavanagh
  Independent Helen Davidson Deputy Mayor[4]
  Labor Lita Gillies
South Ward[2][3]   Labor Lambros Tapinos
  Greens Samantha Ratnam
  Labor Meghan Hopper Mayor[4]

Council election results[edit]

Single-member wards, 1996–2004
Ward 1996–1999[5] 1999–2002[6] 2002–2004[7]
1999 2000 2001
Box Forest Tony Abela Ken Blair (Re-elected in 2002)
Glencairn Chris Iliopoulos Robert Larocca (Re-elected in 2002)
Grandview Rosemary Kerr (Re-elected in 1999) Stephen Roach
Hoffman Mike Hill Andy Ingham (Vacated seat in 2001) Joe Caputo (By-election in 2001, re-elected in 2002)
Lincoln Mills Rod Higgins (Re-elected in 1999, vacated seat in 2000) Vicki Yianoulatos (By-election in 2000, re-elected in 2004)
Lygon Glenyys Romanes Leigh Snelling Fraser Brindley
Merri Anthony Helou (Re-elected in 1999 and 2002)
Moonah Andrew Rowe (Re-elected in 1999) Mark Higginbotham
Newlands Stella Kariofyllidis (Re-elected in 1999 and 2002)
Westbreen Geoff Lutz Melanie Raymond Joe Ficarra
Multi-member wards, 2004–present
Ward 2004–2008[8] 2008–2012[9] 2012–2016[2]
North-East Ward   Labor Anthony Helou[10] (Re-elected in 2008)   Socialist Alliance Sue Bolton[3]
Daniel De Lorenzis   Labor Stella Kariofyllidis[11]   Ind. Liberal Rob Thompson[3]
  Labor Mark O'Brien[12]   Labor Michael Teti[3] (Re-elected in 2012)
  Greens Andrea Sharam[13][14]   Greens Toby Archer*[15]   Greens Lenka Thompson*[3]
North-West Ward   Labor Mark Higginbotham[16]   Labor Oscar Yildiz[3] (Re-elected in 2012)
  DLP John Kavanagh[3] (Re-elected in 2008 and 2012)
  Labor Kathleen Matthews-Ward[11] (Re-elected in 2008)   Independent Helen Davidson[3]
Michael El-Halabi   Labor Enver Erdogan[11]   Labor Lita Gillies[3]
South Ward   Labor Joe Caputo[17]   Labor Lambros Tapinos[3][11] (Re-elected in 2012)
  Labor Alice Pryor[11] (Re-elected in 2008)   Labor Meghan Hopper[3]
  Greens Josephine Connellan[13][14] (Re-elected in 2008)   Greens Samantha Ratnam[3]
* Toby Archer resigned his seat in 2011 citing family reasons, it was subsequently won by Lenka Thompson in 2012 in a countback.[15][18]

Mayors[edit]

The current mayor is Meghan Hopper and the deputy mayor is Helen Davidson. They were elected by council on 27 October 2014 and will serve the 2014/2015 year.[4]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Moreland (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Results for Moreland City Council Elections 2012". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Tessa, Hoffman (27 October 2012). "Moreland Council elections 2012". Moreland Leader (Internet Archive). Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mayor of Moreland". Moreland City Council. 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "First Council". Moreland City Council. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Second Council". Moreland City Council. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Third Council". Moreland City Council. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Results for Moreland City Council Elections 2004". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Results for Moreland City Council Elections 2008". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Bowe, William (29 June 2009). "Newspoll 56-44; ACNielsen 58-42; Galaxy 56-44". The Poll Bludger. Crikey. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Cooke, Dewi (25 March 2010). "ALP suspends trio for breaking ranks". The Age. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Moreland Council election – Candidate survey". Bicycle Network. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "History". Victorian Greens. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Boulton, Martin (29 November 2004). "Results put Greens in mood to celebrate". The Age. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "New look at election after Greens councillor quits". Moreland Leader. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  16. ^ Mayne, Stephen (30 January 2006). "The Green mayor who kept his council car". Crikey. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  17. ^ Lucas, Clay (3 January 2008). "City to get 'lite' car-free day". The Age. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Countback results for the Moreland City Council 2008 election". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

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