City of Hobsons Bay
|City of Hobsons Bay|
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
|Population||88,778 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,366/km2 (3,537/sq mi)|
|Area||65 km2 (25.1 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Jonathon Marsden|
|Website||City of Hobsons Bay|
It was founded on 22 June 1994 during the amalgamation of local councils by the state government from the City of Williamstown and the City of Altona, as well as the suburb of South Kingsville from the City of Footscray. It took its name from Hobsons Bay, named after Captain William Hobson. The city has an area of 65 square kilometres, and at the 2016 Census had a population of 88,778.
The current council, as of March 2019, is:
|Cherry Lake||Independent||Sandra Wilson|
|Independent||Tony Briffa JP|
|Independent||Michael Grech||Deputy Mayor|
The library, run by the council has five branches: Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Newport and Williamstown. Reflecting the multiculturalism of the community, the library service has a large amount of material in eight different languages.
The Environment Resource Centre is located in Altona library and provides the community access to resources concerning the environment, including initiatives and environmental groups in Hobsons Bay.
Hobsons Bay has seven train stations on the Werribee railway line, in PTV Zones 1 and 2. These stations are Spotswood, Newport, Seaholme railway station, Altona, Westona, Laverton and Aircraft. Previously on this line were the stations of Mobiltown, Paisley, and Galvin.
Williamstown railway line is a shuttle service which is entirely located in Hobsons Bay. It departs the Werribee railway line at Newport and visits the stations of North Williamstown, Williamstown Beach, and Williamstown.
From Hobsons Bay, the West Gate Freeway provides access to the Melbourne CBD and eastern suburbs (over the iconic West Gate Bridge), the Princes Freeway provides access to outer south-western suburbs and Geelong, while the Western Ring Road leads to the northern suburbs and Melbourne Airport.
- Altona Meadows
- Altona North
- Brooklyn (Shared with the City of Brimbank)
- Laverton (Shared with the City of Wyndham)
- South Kingsville
- Williamstown North
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hobsons Bay (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
- "Mayor & Councillors". Hobsons Bay City Council.
- "Greens make history in Hobsons Bay". Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Star Weekly. 3 November 2016.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Hobsons Bay City Council
- Hobsons Bay Community Online Forum
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
- The Times - publisher of Hobsons Bay Times