City of Kingston
|City of Kingston
|• Density||1,479.4/km2 (3,832/sq mi)|
|Area||91 km2 (35.1 sq mi)|
|Location||15 km (9 mi) from Melbourne city centre|
|Website||City of Kingston|
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 along the north-eastern shorelines of Port Phillip. It covers an area of 91 km² and has an estimated population of 134,626 people.
North Ward: Highett, Moorabbin, Oakleigh South, Clayton South, Clarinda, Heatherton and Dingley Village
- Cr Paul Peulich
- Cr Steve Staikos
- Cr Tamara Barth
Central Ward: Cheltenham, Mentone, Parkdale, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc and Braeside.
South Ward: Aspendale, Waterways, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Bonbeach, Carrum and Patterson Lakes.
- Cr Tamsin Bearsley
- Cr John Ronke
- Cr David Eden
- 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
The Council has an annual budget of approximately $122.2 million (2007/08) 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 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.
- 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
- Cheltenham Secondary College
- Kilbreda College
- Mentone Girls' Secondary College
- Mordialloc Secondary College
- Parkdale Secondary College
- St Bede's Catholic College
Primary and secondary education
- Aspendale railway station - April 1891
- Bonbeach railway station - February 1927
- Carrum railway station - August 1882
- Chelsea railway station - February 1907
- Edithvale railway station - September 1919
- Highett railway station - December 1885
- Mentone railway station - December 1881
- Moorabbin railway station - December 1881
- Mordialloc railway station - December 1881
- Parkdale railway station - September 1919
The City of Kingston operates nine free council run libraries.
- Patterson Lakes
- Warrigal Road
Sport and recreation facilities
The City of Kingston operates two swimming and recreation centres:
- The Waves Leisure Centre which has a 50-metre swimming pool, spa, gym and separate wave pool.
- The Don Tatnell Leisure Centre which has a 25-metre swimming pool, spa and gym.
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (July 2007)|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- "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.
- Kingston City Council (2007-07-18). "Budget for Kingston Council 2007-08". Retrieved 2007-07-20.
- Kingston City Council
- Kingston Historical Website, in particular The Battle for Local Government: The Severance of Mordialloc from Moorabbin in 1920
- Department for Victorian Communities Kingston City Council Municipality Profile (includes ward map)
- Metlink local public transport for City of Kingston
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps