We are pleased to present to you the City of Melbourne’s annual report for 2012–13.
The report outlines how the City of Melbourne performed during the financial year starting 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013.
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Area: 37.7 km²
Parkland: 486 ha
Residential population: 105,381 ^
Residential student population (higher education): 26,323 *
Weekday population, including residents: 844,000 ^
Weekend population, including residents: 563,000 ^
Businesses: 17,709 ^^
Dwellings: 53,437 **
Employment: 428,709 *
Cultural backgrounds: 138 **
Languages: 121 **
Greenhouse gas emissions for the Melbourne municipality Emissions per resident: 5.22 t CO2-e/person +
Emissions per worker: 4.70 t CO2-e/person +
Total emissions: 3,799,000 t CO2-e +
The City of Melbourne
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second largest city.
The organisation, although known as the City of Melbourne, is officially titled the Melbourne City Council and is one of 79 municipalities in Victoria operating as a public statutory body incorporated under the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic).
As a local government authority, the City of Melbourne strives to achieve the community’s vision of Melbourne as a bold, inspirational and sustainable city, as outlined in the Future Melbourne Community Plan, the organisation’s 10-year plan to make Melbourne a great place for people to live, work and visit.
About this report
As a capital city local government we must lead by example in our performance and in our reporting. We are committed to being open and clear communicators.
This annual report documents the City of Melbourne’s performance over the 2012–13 financial year against the objectives of the 2012–13 Annual Plan and Budget and the four year goals set out in our Council Plan 2009–13.
The report is designed to meet our obligations under section 131 of the Local Government Act and the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative framework for sustainability reporting.
The Public Health and Wellbeing Plan is integrated with the Council Plan, and seeks to protect, improve and promote public health and wellbeing in the municipality.
The Municipal Strategic Statement is part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Planning Scheme, and sets out the Council’s vision, objectives and strategies for managing land use change within its local boundaries.