The City of Melton is located in Melbourne's outer western suburbs. Spanning approximately 530 square kilometres, bordered by Djerrwarrh Creek and the Wombat State Forest, the City of Melton is a combination of urban and rural living. It is located at a comfortable commuting distance from Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat.
Council's population is 131,322 people (as at 30 March 2015) and it is the second fastest growing municipality in Australia (located in the region which is growing faster than any other region in Australia. Figures from the Bureau of Statistics show that in 2012-13, Melton Township increased by 2,658 people (or 5.1%) and Melton East increased by 2,324 people (or 3.7%).
By 2031, the projected population for the City of Melton is more than 241,699 people. Toolern is the major future urban growth area within the City. Located southeast of Melton Township, Toolern will ultimately have about 60,000 people living in around 20,000 households. Council is committed to the vision of Toolern as a major new concept of integrated living that will make Melton a showpiece for 21st century urban design.
The City of Melton is a young municipality with a large proportion (over 70%) of residents under 45 years of age. The City is also extremely diverse and is comprised of groups who speak over 80 languages and represent 70 countries. The City of Melton provides a vast resource of talented labour, educational, training and leisure facilities, and is an excellent and affordable place to live and do business.
With a rapidly growing population and a vibrant local economy, the City of Melton is ideally situated for its proximity to the Melbourne CBD, airports, ports, rail system and major highways and freeways.