Greater Geelong City Council
City Hall, 30 Gheringhap St, GEELONG 3220
PO Box 104, GEELONG 3220
03 5272 5272
03 5272 4277
The City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city, 75km south west of Melbourne. The City contains a mix of coastal, country and suburban communities. Its coastline includes Corio Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. Country areas of the city have a diverse range of primary producers and several significant national and state parks. Notable features include the waterfront precinct, Deakin University, the National Wool Museum and the Maritime Museum. Geelong City has a strong manufacturing base, specialising in motor vehicles and associated components, petroleum products, textiles, floor coverings and aluminium. The city is also a major commercial and residential centre. The main industries include motor vehicle and part manufacturing, petroleum refining, basic non-ferrous metal manufacturing. View council's performance.
Anakie, Avalon, Balliang, Bareena, Barwon Heads, Batesford, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Bellarine, Belmont, Breakwater, Breamlea, Ceres, Clifton Springs, Connewarre, Corio, Curlewis, Drumcondra, Drysdale, Fyansford, Geelong, Geelong East, Geelong North, Geelong South, Geelong West, Grovedale, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Highton, Indented Head, Lara, Leopold, Little River, Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Mannerim, Marcus Hill, Marshall, Moolap, Moorabool, Mount Duneed, Newcomb, Newtown, Norlane, North Shore, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Point Wilson, Portarlington, Rippleside, St Albans Park, St Leonards, Staughton Vale, Swan Bay, Thomson, Wallington, Wandana Heights, Waurn Ponds and Whittington. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area and population Population Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|1,247 sq km
Greater Geelong City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 12 wards and 12 councillors.
In 2011, legislation was introduced to enable the people of Greater Geelong to directly elect their mayor from 2012 onwards.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
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Mayor and 12 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Mayor - Cr Darryn Lyons
Austin - Cr John Irvine
Beangala - Cr Jan Farrell
Brownbill - Cr Michelle Heagney
Buckley - Cr Andy Richards
Cheetham - Cr Rod MacDonald
Corio - Cr Kylie Fisher
Coryule - Cr Lindsay Ellis
Cowie - Cr Eddy Kontelj
Deakin - Cr Ron Nelson
Kardinia - Cr Bruce Harwood
Kildare - Cr Stretch Kontelj
Windermere - Cr Tony Ansett
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Dean Frost (acting)
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View the Statewide Community Satisfaction Survey Results to find out what the community thinks about councils services.
Further information about council performance can be found in the Local Government in Victoria Report which brings together information from councils' annual reports to provide a snapshot of the current position of the sector.
The Victorian Government has introduced a mandatory system of performance reporting for councils to ensure that all councils are measuring and reporting on their performance in a consistent way. From 2015, this will enable members of the community to compare similar councils across 70 indicators and assess their performance. Find out more about the performance reporting framework.