City of Moonee Valley
|City of Moonee Valley|
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
|Population||116,671 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,652/km2 (6,870/sq mi)|
|Area||44 km2 (17.0 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Samantha Byrne|
|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 at the 2016 Census, the City had a population of 116,671.
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.
- Airport West
- Ascot Vale
- Avondale Heights
- Essendon North
- Essendon West
- Flemington (Shared with the City of Melbourne)
- Keilor East (Shared with the City of Brimbank)
- Moonee Ponds
- Strathmore Heights
Councillors are elected from three multi-member wards, each electing three members, for a total of nine councillors. The current council was elected in October 2016, as its composition is:
|Rebecca Gauci Maurici|
|Myrnong Ward||Cam Nation|
|Rosehill Ward||Andrea Surace|
|John Sipek||Deputy Mayor|
The current Mayor is Samantha Byrne and the Deputy Mayor is John Sipek. They were elected by council in October 2019 and will serve the 2019/2020 year.
- Official website
- Public Transport Victoria local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps