City of Belmont
|City of Belmont
|Population||40,083 (2013 est)|
|• Density||1,007.1/km2 (2,608/sq mi)|
|Area||39.8 km2 (15.4 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Philip Marks, Deputy Mayor Robert Rossi|
|Region||Eastern Metropolitan Perth|
|Website||City of Belmont|
The City of Belmont is a local government area in the inner eastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) east of Perth's central business district on the south bank of the Swan River. The City covers an area of 39.8 square kilometres (15.4 sq mi), maintains 225 km of roads and has a population of 35,209 (2011). The City of Belmont is a member of the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
Belmont contains Perth's domestic and international airports which account for 33.7% of the City of Belmont's land area.
The Belmont Road District was created on 2 December 1898. On 4 October 1907, it was renamed Belmont Park. From 1906 until 1909, Burswood Island was part of the district.
Ascot and Belmont are suburbs long associated with horses, being close to the race tracks (see Ascot Racecourse and Belmont Park). Until 1956 the Belmont Spur Railway linked Bayswater on the Perth to Midland line to the Ascot race track.
The City is divided into four wards:
- West Ward (three councillors)
- Central Ward (two councillors)
- East Ward (three councillors)
- South Ward (three councillors)
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
- "Local Government Act 1960-1978 - Order in Council (per LG. BL-1-10)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 22 December 1978. p. 1978:4778.