Our organisation

We are a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, established in 1994 as the result of a merger between the City of Essendon and City of Keilor.

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 


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.

We are a child safe organisation

Here at Moonee Valley City Council, we are committed to being a child safe organisation with a zero tolerance for child abuse, and will protect the interests and safety of children at all times in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation.

All children, regardless of their gender, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, or family or social background have equal rights to protection from abuse.

We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We promote and are committed to the safety and empowerment of children as active citizens. We foster a culture of openness and inclusiveness, as well as supporting all staff and volunteers to understand the importance of child safety and wellbeing, and ensuring consistent adherence to child safety and policies and procedures. We demonstrate committed leadership by creating safe environments for children and young people participating in our community programs and activities.

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: Steven Lambert


  • Community Strengthening
  • Family and Children Service
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Operations
  • Regulatory and City Compliance

Planning and Development 


Director: Natalie Reiter


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

Organisational Performance


Director: Kendrea Pope


  • Business Improvement
  • Governance and Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services 

Financial Services


Chief Financial Officer: David Benallack


  • Finance Operations
  • Strategic Finance
Last updated: Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 1:53 AM