City of Kingston

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City of Kingston
Population 147,214 (2009)[1]
 • Density 1,479.4/km2 (3,832/sq mi)
Established 1994
Area 91 km2 (35.1 sq mi)
Mayor Tamsin Bearsley
Location 15 km (9 mi) from Melbourne city centre
Council seat Cheltenham
Region Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Website City of Kingston
LGAs around City of Kingston:
Bayside Glen Eira Monash
Port Phillip City of Kingston Greater Dandenong
Port Phillip Frankston Frankston

The City of Kingston is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, its northern boundary lying approximately 15 km from the Melbourne city centre[2] along the north-eastern shorelines of Port Phillip. It covers an area of 91 km² and has an estimated population of 134,626 people.[1][2]

Council structure[edit]

Elected representatives[edit]

Kingston City Council
Council of the City of Kingston
Kingston City Council diagram
Council political groups
  Labor: 5 seats
  Liberal: 3 seats
  Independent: 1 seat

The City of Kingston is divided into three wards, each with three councillors. Councillors are elected every four years by the community and the Mayor is elected each year, by the Councillors.

The North Ward contains Highett, Moorabbin, Oakleigh South, Clayton South, Clarinda, Heatherton and Dingley Village. The Central Ward contains Cheltenham, Mentone, Parkdale, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc and Braeside. The South Ward contains Aspendale, Waterways, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Bonbeach, Carrum and Patterson Lakes.

Ward Councillor Notes
North Ward   Paul Peulich[3]
  Steve Staikos[3]
  Tamara Barth[citation needed]
Central Ward   Ron Brownlees[4]
  Rosemary West[4]
  Geoff Gledhill[5]
South Ward   Tamsin Bearsley[5]
  John Ronke[4]
  David Eden[6]

Corporate management[edit]

  • Chief Executive Officer, John Nevins
  • General Manager Corporate Services, Paul Franklin
    Governance, People & Culture, Communications & Community Relations, Financial Services, Information Services and Procurement & Contracts
  • General Manager Planning and Development, Jonathan Guttmann
    City Development, City Strategy, Economic Development and Statutory Education & Compliance
  • General Manager Organisational City Assets and Environment, Daniel Freer
    Property, Arts & Leisure, Parks & Recreation and Infrastructure
  • General Manager Community Sustainability, Mauro Bolin
    Community & Aged Services, Library & Education Services, Access Care Southern, Family, Youth & Children's Services and Community Buildings

Council services[edit]

The Council has an annual budget of approximately $122.2 million (2007/08)[7] with works involving areas such as road maintenance and construction, community, cultural and youth activities, town planning and development, waste management and recycling, maintenance of parks and public areas, public health and animal control, library services, and business and tourism support.


Suburb Postcode Population (2011) Area Dist. from CBD Establishment Notes
Aspendale 3195 6,622 2.9 km² (1.1 sq mi) 26 km (16 mi) 1891
Aspendale Gardens 3195 6,596 3.3 km² (1.3 sq mi) 29 km (18 mi) 1891
Bonbeach 3196 5,773 2.8 km² (1.1 sq mi) 32 km (20 mi) 1927
Braeside 3195 0 N/A 26 km (16 mi) 1915
Carrum 3197 3,602 1.5 km² (0.6 sq mi) 33 km (21 mi) 1882
Chelsea 3196 7,223 2.6 km² (1.0 sq mi) 30 km (19 mi) 1907
Chelsea Heights 3196 5,186 3.2 km² (1.2 sq mi) 32 km (20 mi) 1907
Cheltenham 3192 20,296 10.1 km² (3.9 sq mi) 19 km (12 mi) 1854 shared with City of Bayside
Clarinda 3169 7,461 3.7 km² (1.4 sq mi) 19 km (11 mi) 1846
Clayton South 3169 11,625 8.3 km² (3.2 sq mi) 21 km (12 mi) 1929
Dingley Village 3172 10,186 7.9 km² (3.1 sq mi) 22 km (14 mi) 1913
Edithvale 3196 5,450 2.1 km² (0.8 sq mi) 29 km (18 mi) 1919
Heatherton 3202 2,768 7 km² (2.7 sq mi) 21 km (13 mi) 1885
Highett 3190 10,263 3.9 km² (1.5 sq mi) 16 km (11 mi) 1881 shared with City of Bayside
Mentone 3194 11,667 7.5 km² (2.9 sq mi) 21 km (13 mi) 1884
Moorabbin 3189 5,283 4.6 km² (1.8 sq mi) 15 km (10 mi) 1857
Moorabbin Airport 3194 N/A N/A N/A 1949 Airport treated as own suburb.
Mordialloc 3195 7,537 4.4 km² (1.7 sq mi) 25 km (16 mi) 1863
Oakleigh South 3167 9,140 6.6 km² (2.5 sq mi) 17 km (11 mi) 1936 shared with City of Monash
Parkdale 3195 11,185 3.6 km² (1.4 sq mi) 24 km (15 mi) 1920
Patterson Lakes 3197 7,582 4.2 km² (1.6 sq mi) 35 km (22 mi) 1876
Waterways 3195 2,161 N/A 29 km (18 mi) 2006


The City of Kingston headquarters, on Nepean Highway in Cheltenham.

The City of Kingston area was originally governed by the Moorabbin Roads Board, which formed in 1862 and became a shire council in 1871, covering a large area of mixed agricultural and semi-urban land. After years of agitation, in 1917 the seaside town of Sandringham became a borough with its own council, and this fuelled the desire of those living in towns further south to combine their efforts and demand self-representation. This finally occurred in May 1920 and the "Borough of Mordialloc and Mentone" was formed. It became a town in 1923 and the City of Mordialloc in 1926.

In 1994, the Kennett Liberal government amalgamated local councils all over Victoria, as part of its local government reform. The new City of Kingston was one result, comprising all of the City of Chelsea, most of the City of Mordialloc, a substantial portion of the City of Moorabbin, and parts of the Cities of Oakleigh and Springvale.

A new electoral structure for Kingston was effected in November 2008. Under the new structure there are three wards - North Ward, Central Ward and South Ward, and three Councillors representing each ward. This makes a total of nine Councillors, instead of the previous structure of seven wards each represented by one Councillor.

Kingston's headquarters are located at the 7-storey "1230 Nepean Hwy" building, which has become a landmark to Cheltenham as well as the council. The A-Grade office building was built in 1993.[8]


Primary education

  • Aspendale Gardens Primary School
  • Aspendale Primary School
  • Bonbeach Primary School
  • Carrum Primary School
  • Chelsea Primary School
  • Chelsea Heights Primary School
  • Cheltenham East Primary School
  • Clarinda Primary School
  • Clayton South Primary School
  • Dingley Primary School
  • Edithvale Primary School
  • Kingston Heath Primary School
  • Kingswood Primary School
  • Le Page Primary School
  • Mentone Primary School
  • Mentone Park Primary School
  • Mordialloc Primary School
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School
  • Parktone Primary School
  • Parkdale Primary School
  • Patterson Lakes Primary School
  • Southmoor Primary School
  • St Andrew's Catholic Primary School
  • St Brigid's Catholic Primary School
  • St Catherines Catholic Primary School
  • St John Vianney's Catholic Primary School
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
  • St Louis De Montforts Catholic Primary School
  • St Mark's Primary School
  • St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Secondary education

Primary and secondary education

Railway stations[edit]

Library services[edit]

The City of Kingston operates nine free council run libraries.[9]

Major branches[edit]

  • Chelsea
  • Cheltenham
  • Clarinda
  • Parkdale

Minor branches[edit]

  • Dingley
  • Highett
  • Moorabbin
  • Patterson Lakes
  • Warrigal Road

Sport and recreation facilities[edit]

The City of Kingston operates two swimming and recreation centres:[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Kingston City Council - Local Government Victoria - Department for Victorian Communities". Find your local council. Department for Victorian Communities. 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  3. ^ a b "MP's son in council cash row", Royce Millar and Melissa Fyfe, The Age, 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Councillors tell of Liberal MP's pressure", Royce Millar and Melissa Fyfe, The Age, 5 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Meddling MP fuels Liberal row", Royce Millar and Melissa Fyfe, The Age, 19 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Meet David", David Eden.
  7. ^ Kingston City Council (2007-07-18). "Budget for Kingston Council 2007-08". Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°59′S 145°06′E / 37.983°S 145.100°E / -37.983; 145.100