City of Melton
|City of Melton
Location of Melton within Melbourne's metropolitan area.
|• Density||207.205/km2 (536.66/sq mi)|
|Area||527.3 km2 (203.6 sq mi)|
|Region||Western Metropolitan Melbourne|
|State electorate(s)||Melton, Macedon|
|Federal Division(s)||Lalor, Gorton|
It is governed by the Melton City Council. The seat of local government and administrative offices are located at Council headquarters in Melton, the settlement after which the city takes its name which lies at the western end of the LGA and is currently its largest urban area with a population of approximately 35,490.
City of Melton has a rapid population growth rate, ranked 3rd fastest among LGAs in Victoria in 2010. It was granted city status in 2012.
Melton was first incorporated as a district on 16 September 1862, and became a shire on 24 May 1871. Parts of the north and south ridings of the Shire of Braybrook (later City of Sunshine) were annexed to Melton as the Rockbank Riding on 24 May 1916, and this was added to in 1951. Other minor boundary adjustments with Bulla and Keilor occurred in May 1959. The Shire had a total area of 450.4 square kilometres (173.9 sq mi).
After several years of community consultation to defer applying for city status until it had reached 150,000, the council nevertheless reversed the decision and city status was granted in September, 2012. The first elected Mayor under the 'City" status was Kathy Majdlik.
The City's area is divided into three wards, one of which elects three councillors, the other two electing two councillors. The councillors elect a mayor from among the council's members.
Current Mayor - Kathy Majdlik (first elected into Council in November 2008)
Current Deputy Mayor - Bob Turner (first elected into Council in November 2008)
- Coburns Ward (councillors: Bob Turner, Sophie Ramsay, Broden Borg)
- Watts Ward (councillors: Lara Carli, Renata Cugliari)
- Cambridge Ward (councillors: Kathy Majdlik, Nola Dunn)
See Council Election Results: https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/Results/meltonresult2012.html
Suburbs and towns
Suburbs and towns within the boundary of the shire include:
- Burnside Heights
- Caroline Springs
- Diggers Rest
- Eynesbury (Shared with the City of Wyndham)
- Melton South
- Melton West
- Mount Cottrell (Shared with the City of Wyndham)
- Parwan (Shared with the Shire of Moorabool)
- Taylors Hill
- Toolern Vale
- Truganina (Shared with the City of Wyndham)
Recent large housing projects include:
- Atherstone ($1.2 billion)
- Eyensbury Estate
- Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 756–757. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 9. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- "Community Engagement – Application for City status". Moving Ahead. Shire of Melton. 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
- "Welcome to the City of Melton". City of Melton. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
- Humpage, Ami; Mcaleer, Liam Status change confirmed, Melton now a City Melton Leader. 6 Sep 12
- 1958, 1983 and 1988 Victorian Year Book
- Melton City Council home page
- City Map from Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia
- Public Transport Victoria local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps