|City of Port Phillip|
|• Density||4,871.1/km2 (12,616/sq mi)|
|Area||20.7 km2 (8.0 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr. Marcus Pearl|
|Council seat||St Kilda|
|Federal division(s)||Macnamara & Melbourne|
The City of Port Phillip is a local government area of Victoria, Australia on the northern shores of Port Phillip, south of Melbourne's central business district. It has an area of 20.7 km² and had a population of 113,200 in June 2018.
Port Phillip contains a number of varied and substantial retail, entertainment and leisure precincts. These include Bay Street (Port Melbourne), Victoria Avenue (Albert Park), Clarendon Street (South Melbourne), Armstrong Street (Middle Park), Fitzroy Street (St Kilda), Acland Street (St Kilda), Carlisle Street (Balaclava) and Ormond Road (Elwood). A number of significant employment areas lie within Port Phillip, including part of the St Kilda Road business district and industrial, warehousing and manufacturing districts in South Melbourne and Port Melbourne. The city has experienced a significant amount of residential development in the 1990s, particularly in areas close to the foreshore. Port Phillip is well served by public transport with a substantial tram network, the St Kilda and Port Melbourne light rail lines and two stations on the Sandringham railway line, in addition to bus services.
Comprising three multi member wards, it is predominantly an amalgamation of three former cities – St Kilda, parts of South Melbourne, most of Port Melbourne, as well as a small portion of Windsor from the former City of Prahran
The city was created with its present borders in June 1994 under the municipal restructure by the state government. It is bounded by White Reserve and Todd Road to the west, the West Gate Freeway, Kings Way and Dorcas Street to the north, St Kilda Road, High Street, Punt Road, Queens Way, Dandenong Road, Orrong Road, Inkerman Street, Hotham Street, Glen Huntly Road, St Kilda Street and Head Street generally to the east and the foreshore of Port Phillip to the south. Adjacent councils include the City of Melbourne, City of Bayside, City of Glen Eira and the City of Stonnington. When first created, the city was administered by three appointed commissioners, headed by Des Clarke. The first council elections were held in March 1996.
Council offices are currently located in the St Kilda Town Hall, Port Melbourne Town Hall and the South Melbourne Town Hall. The council operates several other facilities including local libraries, child care centres, parks, playgrounds and community centres. In 2020 ANAM was given a long lease to South Melbourne Town Hall and council staff there and a few community groups vacated the building.
Beacon Cove and Garden City are localities within Port Melbourne, though are not technically recognised as suburbs.
Since 2016 Port Phillip City Council is composed of nine Councillors elected from three wards, up from seven in 2012. Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held in October 2020. On the 11th of November, 2020, councillor Louise Crawford was elected unanimously to the position of Mayor of the City of Port Philip for a term of one year.
The current Council, elected in 2020, in order of election by ward, is as follows:
|Canal Ward||Greens||Tim Baxter|
|Australian Labor Party||Louise Crawford|
|Liberal Party of Australia/Ratepayers of Port Phillip (RoPP)||Rhonda Clark|
|Gateway Ward||Independent||Heather Cunsolo|
|Liberal Party of Australia (unendorsed)||Marcus Pearl|
|Australian Labor Party||Peter Martin|
|Lake Ward||Greens||Katherine Copsey|
|Liberal Party of Australia (unendorsed)||Andrew Bond|
|Ratepayers of Port Phillip (RoPP)||Christina Sirakoff|