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.
|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 John Sipek|
|Council seat||Moonee Ponds|
|Website||City of Moonee Valley|
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.
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 Narelle Sharpe and the Deputy Mayor is John Sipek. They were elected by council in October 2018 and will serve the 2018/2019 year.