City of Moreland
|City of Moreland
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
|Population||166,770 (2015 Est)|
|• Density||3,270/km2 (8,470/sq mi)|
|Area||51 km2 (19.7 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, Broadmeadows, Thomastown|
|Website||City of Moreland|
It was created in 1994 during the forced amalgamations of local governments by the Kennett Government, being created from the former local government areas of the City of Brunswick, the City of Coburg and the southern part of the City of Broadmeadows. The Moreland Local Government Area covers 51 km², and at the 2011 Census, the City had a population of 147,241.
In 2004 the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), an independent authority created under Victorian state legislation, conducted a representation review of the Council's electoral structure, resulting in a recommendation that the 10 single Councillor wards be replaced by three multi-councillor wards. A consequence of the change from single-Councillor to multi-Councillor wards was a change in election method from preferential voting to proportional representation. Elections are held every four years, with the last elections held in October 2012.
Moreland Council runs the Counihan Galley at the Brunswick Town Hall, a free public art gallery named after the local artist, Noel Counihan. Other art events supported by Council include the MoreArt event, an art in public spaces show located along the Upfield transport corridor. The Council also sponsors various street festivals around the municipality, the best known being the Sydney Road Street Party.
One of the highlights of the Moreland City Council is the public library. Moreland City Libraries have five branches.
- Brunswick East
- Brunswick West
- Coburg North
- Oak Park
- Pascoe Vale
- Pascoe Vale South
- And small portions of Fitzroy North shared with the City of Yarra, Parkville shared with the City of Melbourne and Tullamarine shared with the Cities of Brimbank and Hume.
Councillors are elected from three multi-member wards, two electing four members, and one electing three, for a total of eleven councillors. The current council was elected in October 2016, as its composition is:
|North-East Ward||Greens||Natalie Abboud|
|Socialist Alliance||Sue Bolton|
|Labor||Annalivia Carli Hannan|
|North-West Ward||Labor||Oscar Yildiz|
|South Ward||Greens||Samantha Ratnam||Deputy Mayor|
Council election results
|Box Forest||Tony Abela||Ken Blair (Re-elected in 2002)|
|Glencairn||Chris Iliopoulos||Robert Larocca (Re-elected in 2002)|
|Grandview||Rosemary Kerr (Re-elected in 1999)||Stephen Roach|
|Hoffman||Mike Hill||Andy Ingham (Vacated seat in 2001)||Joe Caputo (By-election in 2001, re-elected in 2002)|
|Lincoln Mills||Rod Higgins (Re-elected in 1999, vacated seat in 2000)||Vicki Yianoulatos (By-election in 2000, re-elected in 2004)|
|Lygon||Glenyys Romanes||Leigh Snelling||Fraser Brindley|
|Merri||Anthony Helou (Re-elected in 1999 and 2002)|
|Moonah||Andrew Rowe (Re-elected in 1999)||Mark Higginbotham|
|Newlands||Stella Kariofyllidis (Re-elected in 1999 and 2002)|
|Westbreen||Geoff Lutz||Melanie Raymond||Joe Ficarra|
|North-East Ward||Labor||Anthony Helou (Re-elected in 2008)||Socialist Alliance||Sue Bolton (Re-elected in 2016)|
|Daniel De Lorenzis||Labor||Stella Kariofyllidis||Ind. Liberal||Rob Thompson||Independent||Ali Irfanli|
|Labor||Mark O'Brien||Labor||Michael Teti (Re-elected in 2012)||Labor||Annalivia Carli Hannan|
|Greens||Andrea Sharam||Greens||Toby Archer*||Greens||Lenka Thompson*||Greens||Natalie Abboud|
|North-West Ward||Labor||Mark Higginbotham||Labor||Oscar Yildiz (Re-elected in 2012 and 2016)|
|DLP||John Kavanagh (Re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2016)|
|Labor||Kathleen Matthews-Ward (Re-elected in 2008)||Independent||Helen Davidson (Re-elected in 2016)|
|Michael El-Halabi||Labor||Enver Erdogan||Labor||Lita Gillies||Greens||Dale Martin|
|South Ward||Labor||Joe Caputo||Labor||Lambros Tapinos (Re-elected in 2012 and 2016)|
|Labor||Alice Pryor (Re-elected in 2008)||Labor||Meghan Hopper||Greens||Mark Riley|
|Greens||Josephine Connellan (Re-elected in 2008)||Greens||Samantha Ratnam (Re-elected in 2016)|
|* Toby Archer resigned his seat in 2011 citing family reasons, it was subsequently won by Lenka Thompson in 2012 in a countback.|
The current Mayor is Helen Davidson and the Deputy Mayor is Samantha Ratnam. They were elected by council on 14 November 2016 and will serve the 2016/2017 year.
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- Official Moreland City Council website
- Moreland Online Community Directory
- List of Moreland's Friendship cities
- Moreland Community Profile: census information and demographics
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
- Moreland City Libraries website
- Moreland City Libraries Catalogue
- Moreland Energy Foundation
- Republic of Moreland blog