|City of Moonee Valley|
|• Density||2,970/km2 (7,700/sq mi)|
|Area||43 km2 (16.6 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Pierce Tyson|
|Council seat||Moonee Ponds|
|Website||City of Moonee Valley|
The City of Moonee Valley is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It comprises the north-western suburbs between 3 and 13 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre, and in June 2018, the city had a population of 127,883.
The original council logo from 1994 was replaced in February 2010.
Exchange prefixes in the city are 937x, 837x, 933x or 833x (the latter left over from the old City of Keilor).
The Moonee Valley is a culturally diverse region with a substantial residential population and various commercial set-ups and industries. It comprises the Moonee Valley Racecourse, Essendon Airport and has several shopping precincts, restaurants, parks and offices. It is well connected and easily accessible through trams and the Craigieburn train line. It is also a thriving business centre, with close to 10,000 businesses operating in the region.
The City of Moonee Valley has three wards: Buckley, Myrnong and Rose Hill.
Buckley Ward comprises Essendon Fields, Essendon North, Strathmore, Aberfeldie, most of Essendon and Strathmore Heights, and parts of Moonee Ponds and Essendon West.
Myrnong Ward comprises Ascot Vale, Flemington, Travancore, most of Moonee Ponds and part of Essendon.
Rose Hill Ward comprises Avondale Heights, Keilor East, Airport West, Niddrie, most of Essendon West and part of Strathmore Heights.
Councillors are elected from the three multi-member wards, each electing three members, for a total of nine councillors. The current council was elected in October 2020, as its composition is:
|Independent||Cam Nation||Previous Membership: Liberal Party of Australia|
|Myrnong Ward||Independent||Jacob Bettio|
|Labor||Katrina Hodgson||Australian Labor Party, since Nov 2010|
|Independent||Rose Iser||Previous Memberships:
Australian Labor Party, Sep 2014 – May 2015
Australian Greens, Apr 2006 – May 2013
|Rose Hill Ward||Independent||Samantha Byrne||Deputy Mayor|
|Independent||John Sipek||Previous Membership: Australian Labor Party, 2005-2016|
|Labor||Pierce Tyson||Mayor, Australian Labor Party, since Jul 2013|
The current Mayor is Pierce Tyson and the Deputy Mayor is Samantha Byrne. They were elected by council in October 2022 and will serve the 2022/23 year.
Multi-member wards (2008−2024)
|2008||Jan Chantry||Labor||Paul Giuliano||Independent||Narelle Sharpe||Independent|
|2016||Rebecca Gauci Maurici||Liberal||Richard Lawrence||Independent|
|2020||Cam Nation||Independent||Ava Adams||Independent|
|2008||Jim Cusack||Labor||Rose Iser||Greens||James Rankin||Independent|
|2012||Nicole Marshall||Labor||Cam Nation||Liberal|
|2014||No East West Link|
|2020||Katrina Hodgson||Labor||Rose Iser||Independent||Jacob Bettio||Independent|
|2008||John Sipek||Labor||Shirley Cornish||Labor||Ange Kenos||Independent|
Townships and localities
At the 2021 census, the city had a population of 121,851 up from 116,671 at the 2016 census.
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- Moonee Valley Racing Club
- List of places on the Victorian Heritage Register in the City of Moonee Valley
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