City of Yarra

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City of Yarra
Victoria
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Population 86,657 (2016)[1]
 • Density 4,333/km2 (11,222/sq mi)
Established 1994
Area 20.0 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Mayor Daniel Nguyen
Council seat Richmond
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
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Website City of Yarra
LGAs around City of Yarra:
Moreland Darebin Banyule
Melbourne City of Yarra Boroondara
Melbourne Stonnington Stonnington
Fitzroy Town Hall
Richmond Town Hall

The City of Yarra is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the inner eastern and northern suburbs of Melbourne. It has an area of 19.5 square kilometres (7.5 sq mi), and at the 2016 Census it had a population of 86,657. The City of Yarra was formed in 1994 as a result of the amalgamation of the former Cities of Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy, and parts of Carlton North (previously part of the City of Melbourne) and parts of Alphington and Fairfield (previously part of the former City of Northcote).

The administrative centre of the City of Yarra is the old Richmond Town Hall in Bridge Road, Richmond. The Collingwood Town Hall in Hoddle Street, Abbotsford is also still used by the council as secondary offices and as a service centre, and the Fitzroy Town Hall in Napier Street, Fitzroy is used for the local library and for use as a community space. Some council committees also meet at the Fitzroy and Collingwood Town Halls.

The city is culturally and socially diverse. The 2011 Australian Census found that 37.4% of residents were born outside Australia, with the largest numbers being born in England, Vietnam, New Zealand, Greece and China.

The suburbs of the City of Yarra were established in the mid-to-late 19th century and retain a Victorian appearance. The majority of housing in the city is made up of Victorian cottages or terraces or apartments built from the 1960s.

The City of Yarra has some of Melbourne's best shopping streets. These include Bridge Road and Swan and Victoria Streets in Richmond, Brunswick and Gertrude streets in Fitzroy and Smith Street in Collingwood.

Suburbs within the City of Yarra[edit]

Australia Day[edit]

In August 2017 the City of Yarra Council voted unanimously at a "dramatic" town hall meeting to cancel annual Australia Day events including citizenship ceremonies and instead hold a "culturally sensitive" event "marking the loss of Indigenous culture". The council also voted to begin lobbying the federal government to change the date of Australia's national day and to use council publications and media to campaign in favour of changing the date. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accused the council of "using a day that should unite Australians to divide Australians."[2] The City of Darebin later followed suit.[3]

Council[edit]

Yarra City Council is composed of nine councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing three Councillors. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected annually in November by s special meeting of the full council. The most recent local government election was held in October 2016.[4][5] The current Mayor is Daniel Nguyen, elected on 27 November 2017.[6]

Party Councillors
  Victorian Greens 4
  Labor Party 2
  Independent 2
  Victorian Socialists 1
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Nicholls Ward[4][5]   Mike McEvoy Victorian Greens  
  Misha Coleman Victorian Greens Deputy Mayor
  Jackie Fristacky Independent  
Langridge Ward[4][5]   Stephen Jolly Victorian Socialists  
  Amanda Stone Victorian Greens  
  Danae Bosler Labor Party  
Melba Ward[4][5]   James Searle Victorian Greens  
  Mi-Lin Chen Yi Mei Labor Party  
  Daniel Nguyen Independent Mayor

Past Yarra councillors[edit]

4 Wards (1996–2004)[edit]

Ward 1996–1999 1999–2002 2002–2004
Nicholson
(2 councillors)
John Phillips (Labor)
Ray Thomas (Labor)
John Phillips (Labor) 1999–2002
Ray Thomas (Labor) 1999–2001
Gurm Sekhon (Greens) 2001–2002
Gurm Sekhon (Greens)
Jackie Fristacky (Independent)
MacKillop
(2 councillors)
Steve Watson (Labor)
Linda Hoskins (Labor)
Steve Watson (Labor)
Linda Hoskins (Labor)
Greg Barber (Greens)
Deborah Di Natale (Greens)
Merri
(1 councillor)
Robyn Williams (Labor) Robyn Williams (Labor) Jenny Farrar (Greens)
Carringbush
(2 councillors)
John Sawyer (Labor)
Li Hiam Lai (Labor)
Li Hiam Lai (Labor)
Sue Corby (Labor)
Li Hiam Lai (Labor)
Sue Corby (Labor)
Docker
(2 councillors)
Marion Macleod
(Independent)
James Martakis (Independent)
Kay Meadows (Labor)
Fiona Harman (Labor)
Judy Morton (Labor-aligned Ind)
Kay Meadows (Labor)

3 Wards (2004–present)[edit]

Ward 2004–2008 2008–2012 2012–2016 2016–present
Nicholls
(3 councillors)
Kathleen Maltzahn (Greens)
Jackie Fristacky (Independent)
Paul D'Agostino (Labor)
Sam Gaylard (Greens)
Jane Garrett (Labor)
Jackie Fristacky (Independent)
Sam Gaylard (Greens)
Roberto Colanzi (Labor)
Jackie Fristacky (Independent)
Mike McEvoy (Greens)
Misha Coleman (Greens)
Jackie Fristacky (Independent)
Langridge
(3 councillors)
Jenny Farrar (Greens)
Annabel Barbara (Labor) /
Geoff Barbour (Labor)
Stephen Jolly (Socialist)
Stephen Jolly (Socialist)
Amanda Stone (Greens)
Geoff Barbour (Labor)
Stephen Jolly (Socialist)
Amanda Stone (Greens)
Geoff Barbour (Labor)
Stephen Jolly (Socialist)
Amanda Stone (Greens)
Danae Bosler (Labor)
Melba
(3 councillors)
Kay Meadows (Labor)
Judy Morton (Labor-aligned Ind)
Gurm Sekhon (Greens)
Josh Funder (Labor)
Allison Clarke (Greens)
Dale Smedley (Independent)
Simon Huggins (Labor)
Misha Coleman (Greens)
Phillip Vlahogiannis (Independent)
James Searle (Greens)
Mi-Lin Chen Yi Mei (Labor)
Daniel Nguyen (Independent)

Economy[edit]

The City of Yarra has a high concentration of fashion, technology, and media businesses. Companies located in the City of Yarra include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yarra (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 December 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-15/melbourne-council-votes-to-ban-references-to-australia-day/8810286
  3. ^ Clure, Elias (21 August 2017). "Melbourne's City of Darebin council decides to dump Australia Day ceremonies". ABC News. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Yarra City Council Election Results 2012". Victorian Electoral Commission. October 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
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Coordinates: 37°49′S 145°00′E / 37.817°S 145.000°E / -37.817; 145.000