Your Council

We are a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

We provide services for the following suburbs:

  • Aberfeldie
  • Airport West
  • Avondale Heights
  • Ascot Vale
  • Essendon 
  • Essendon Fields
  • Essendon North
  • Essendon West
  • Flemington
  • Keilor East
  • Moonee Ponds
  • Niddrie
  • Strathmore
  • Strathmore Heights
  • Travancore

The City of Moonee Valley formed in 1994 as the result of a merger between the City of Essendon and City of Keilor.

Our services and responsibilities

We are responsible for providing a range of community services for residents and businesses within Moonee Valley. These include areas of childcare, aged and disability, libraries, animal registration, planning, street cleaning, parking management, citizenship ceremonies, garbage collection and recycling.

We also look after community buildings, footpaths and roads, parks and gardens, bridges, drains and street furniture, environmental areas, recreation centres and sporting grounds.

More information about how we work can be found in the Guide to Local Government.

The Local Government Act 1989 requires us to make particular documents available for public inspection. You can view a list of these documents (doc, 304KB) and find out how to access them.

The Victorian Government's Know Your Council website will provide you with even more information about the extent of local government services and how councils are performing across a range of measures compared to similar councils.

For more details on how we have performed over the past 12 months, view our Annual Report.

Organisational structure and Executive Team

Our Chief Executive Officer is Bryan Lancaster who commenced his position in November 2015.


The organisation is divided into four directorates:

City Services 

Director: Vacant


  • Building, Health and Property Services
  • Community Strengthening
  • Family and Children Service
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Operations

Planning and Development 


Director: Natalie Reiter


  • City Planning
  • Community Planning
  • Leisure
  • Statutory Planning
  • Technical Services

Organisational Performance


Director: Kendrea Pope


  • Business Improvement
  • Communications
  • Legislative Services and Support
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services 

Financial Services

Chief Financial Officer: Jason Collins (Acting)


  • Finance Operations
  • Strategic Finance

Interesting facts and figures

Did you know we:

  • employ around 350 local residents
  • spend around $5 million each year maintaining 410km of local roads, 790km of footpaths and more than 16,000 drainage pits
  • provide over 100,000 hours of care to frail aged residents and people with a disability and their carers
  • pick up over four million rubbish and recycling bins each year
  • own and run five libraries, the Clocktower Centre, Incinerator Gallery and the Flemington Community Centre
  • recycle more than 45 per cent of all waste generated locally
  • help around 600 people become citizens each year
  • organise events like the Moonee Valley Festival, Youth Week festivities, Artecycle and Carols
  • provide over $300,000 to community groups each year
  • run one of Victoria’s largest Walking School Bus Programs
  • plant around 10,000 trees per year
  • provide around 7,000 immunisation injections each year
  • maintain more than 200 community buildings and all street furniture
  • process around 1,000 planning applications each year
  • service almost one million people visiting the East Keilor and Ascot Vale Leisure Centres, the Queens Park Pool and Riverside Golf and Tennis Club
  • implement around 100 new traffic and parking improvements each year
  • conduct around 1,500 food safety inspections
Last updated: Saturday, 22 April 2017, 2:08 AM