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About the Council

Your Council

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Moonee Valley City Council is a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

We formed in 1994 as the result of a merger between the City of Essendon and City of Keilor.

Our Chief Executive Officer Bryan Lancaster commenced his position in November 2015. You can view our organisational structure and values.

What we do!

We are responsible for providing a range of community services for residents and businesses within the City of 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.

We want to know if you are satisfied with the services we provide and have a set of customer service standards that we follow.

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.

Know Your Council website

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.

The information is based on a series of 60 measures of councils’ performance in areas including waste collection, roads, planning, libraries, maternal and child health, aged and disability services, financial performance and governance.

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

Wards and Councillors

There are three wards that make up our city - Rose Hill, Buckley and Myrnong. Each ward is represented by three Councillors

Ward  Suburbs  Councillors 
Rose Hill 
  • Airport West
  • Avondale Heights
  • Keilor East
  • Niddrie
  • most of Essendon West 
  • part of Strathmore Heights

Cr Samantha Byrne

Cr John Sipek

Cr Andrea Surace

Buckley
  • Aberfeldie
  • Essendon Fields
  • Essendon North
  • Strathmore
  • most of Essendon
  • most of Strathmore Heights
  • part of Moonee Ponds
  • part of Essendon West

Cr Richard Lawrence

Cr Rebecca Gauci Maurici

Cr Narelle Sharpe 

Myrnong
  • Ascot Vale
  • Flemington
  • Travancore
  • most of Moonee Ponds
  • most of Essendon 

Cr Jim Cusack

Cr Nicole Marshall

Cr Cam Nation

Councillors are governed by a Code Of Conduct (pdf, 300KB) to maintain the highest standards of conduct and behaviour.

Councillors are voted in every four years. The last election was held in October 2016. They are voted in every four years, and the last election took place in October 2016. You can view a summary of campaign donations (pdf, 187KB) and our Election Period Policy (pdf, 271KB).

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

Organisational structure

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information (FOI) gives you a legal right of access to documents in our possession, created on or after 1 January 1989. The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) has four...

Protected disclosures

The Protected Disclosure Act 2012 aims to ensure openness and accountability by encouraging people to make disclosures about improper conduct within the public sector, and protecting them when...

Request a service

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Service standards & complaints

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Social media

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Notices of Motion correspondence

The following tables provide a summary of each Notice of Motion which requested that Council write to a Member of Parliament or Government agency. The attached provides copies of the...

Fraud Control Policy

We take fraud seriously with zero tolerance towards fraudulent activity in any form by employees, Councillors, contractors, volunteers and third party service providers.  As an...