Hume City Council Suburb Boundary Review

Hume City is a diverse and vibrant municipality, home to over 232,700 residents, with the population expected to increase to 372,600 by 2041. As our municipality grows, Hume City Council is undertaking a review of suburb boundaries to ensure the suburb size and design meets the needs of our current and future community.

Council has proposed some amendments to suburb boundaries in the high-growth areas of Mickleham, Craigieburn, Kalkallo, Sunbury and Bulla that may benefit from change, but the community is encouraged to suggest their ideas across Hume.

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore, invites the community to share their thoughts about our current suburb boundaries, and whether any changes may be required as we look to the future.

“As a local resident of Craigieburn, I have seen the growth in our community over time and  I don’t think anyone ever predicted that Craigieburn would ever grow to over 50,000 people.” Cr Moore said.

“This community consultation is the very first step to provide our local community with an opportunity to have their say and it will be followed by a formal consutation process before Council will consider the feedback received.

“If Council deems it appropriate recommendations will be made to Geographic Names Victoria.”

Council is inviting feedback from the community on what changes, if any, they think should be made, including:

  • What amendments could be made to suburb boundaries in Hume;
  • What names might be appropriate for any newly-created suburbs; and
  • Nominations to sit on a Locality Names Advisory Committee to shortlist names for any newly-created suburbs.

From Monday 8 July 2019, you can view Council’s proposed boundaries and map your own ideas online by going to the Your Say section of our website. In the meantime, you can view the Council report  on the review in the Agenda from the Council meeting of 24 June 2019. A copy of this report will also be available on the Your Say section of our website when the consultation period opens.

Council will undertake this review in consultation with Geographic Names Victoria, under the Geographic Place Names Act 1998.

The Suburb Boundary Review Consultation period will open on Monday 8 July 2019 and will close 5pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019.

The review will be undertaken in stages:

  • Stage one: general consultation. Any appropriate changes identified by the community and agreed to by Council in general consultation will be followed by:
  • Stage two: formal consultation. Based on your feedback Council will recommend appropriate suburb boundary amendments, which may also include the creation of new suburbs, and will formally seek community feedback on these proposed amendments, and on proposed names for new suburbs.
  • Stage three: Council will consider the feedback from formal consultation and make recommendations to Geographic Names Victoria, who make the final decision on whether to approve the proposed boundary amendments and proposed names for any new suburbs.

If you have any questions about the Hume City Council Suburb Boundary Review please contact Council’s Customer Service Team on 9205 2200.


Posted on 12:00 AM, 28 June 2019

Updated : 1:35 PM, 8 July 2019

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