Greater Geelong City Council

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Address

City Hall, 30 Gheringhap St, GEELONG 3220

Postal

PO Box 104, GEELONG 3220

Tel

03 5272 5272

Fax

03 5272 4277

Email

contactus@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Website

www.geelongaustralia.com.au

Municipality profile

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.

Localities

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)
Area
2016
2021
2026
2031
1,247 sq km
230,740
249,342
268,842
288,806

Source: Victoria in Future 2014 - Population and Household Projections to 2051

Elections

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.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details

Councillors

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

Dr Gillian Miles

Finances


2012-13
2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
261.094m
276.316m
243.706m
218.484m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
286.870m
279.328m
275.193m
236.302m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
160.158m
150.468m
140.869m
134.867m
 - VGC Grants ($)
19.069m
19.052m
18.437m
17.888m
Source: Victoria Grants Commission

Performance

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.

 

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