City of Hume
The City of Hume is a local government area partially within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It includes the outer north-western suburbs and a number of rural localities between 13 and 40 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre.
|City of Hume|
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
|Population||197,376 (2016) (22nd)|
|• Density||391.6/km2 (1,014.3/sq mi)|
|Area||504 km2 (194.6 sq mi)|
|Website||City of Hume|
It has an area of 504 square kilometres, and at the 2016 Census it had a population of 197,376. The City was formed on 15 December 1994 after the amalgamation of most of the City of Broadmeadows, the Shire of Bulla and parts of the City of Keilor and City of Whittlesea.
The City is unique in Australia in that it was the first local government to introduce a Bill of Rights for its denizens in 2004, following the establishment of a Social Justice Charter in 2001. This Bill of Rights predates the State Government's Charter of Rights and Responsibilities by three years, and is more sweeping in that it explicitly includes economic, social, and cultural rights.
Suburbs and Towns
- Clarkefield (Shared with the Shire of Macedon Ranges)
- Diggers Rest (Shared with the City of Melton)
- Fawkner (Shared with the City of Moreland)
- Gladstone Park
- Keilor (Shared with the City of Brimbank)
- Meadow Heights
- Oaklands Junction
- Roxburgh Park
- Tullamarine (Shared with the Cities of Brimbank and Moreland)
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hume (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
- editors: Gelber, Katharine and Stone, Adrienne. Hate Speech and Freedom of Speech in Australia. pp. 10–11. ISBN 9781862876538.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- "Hume City Council - Your Councillors". www.hume.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 25 November 2016.