Moonee Valley City Council is seeking dynamic, contemporary people-leaders to support the vision of MV2040.
Moonee Valley is located in the inner and middle north-western suburbs of Melbourne, between four and 13 kilometres from the CBD. The city covers 43 square kilometres and encompasses the suburbs of Aberfeldie, Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon North, Essendon West, Flemington, Keilor East, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, Travancore, and the locality known as Essendon Fields.
Approximately 124,700 people call Moonee Valley home. This is forecast to grow to between 168,550 and 179,750 in 2040. While our community is ageing, there will also be more young professionals and a regeneration of families by 2040.
Our diverse community
Almost one-third of our population was born overseas, the top three countries of origin being Italy, the United Kingdom and India. Some suburbs have a much higher proportion of overseas-born residents such as Travancore, where 45 per cent of the population was born overseas. Around 30 per cent of our population speak a language other than English at home, the most dominant languages being Italian, Greek and Vietnamese.
Our health and wellbeing
While diversity is a major strength for Moonee Valley, health and wellbeing outcomes can be quite different for different groups. Some of the populations we target to improve equitable outcomes in our community include people in social housing, older people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, persons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women and girls. Our health and wellbeing challenges, like many Victorians, include chronic disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, psychological distress and violence against women.
Residents of Moonee Valley also experience inequalities: our municipality has eight of the top 24 most disadvantaged small areas in Victoria in terms of socio-economic disadvantage. The gap between advantage and disadvantage is increasing over time.
Environments for Health
Environments for Health is a Victorian Municipal Public Health Planning Framework which identifies the social, economic, natural and built aspects of the world around us and how they affect health and quality of life. This model has healthy communities at its centre, and illustrates that a range of settings and interventions are required for healthy communities.
Identified issues for our community include:
- Social: increasing rates of family violence, and increased electronic gaming machine losses.
- Economic: pockets of high unemployment, and food insecurity.
- Natural: climate change adaptation, and uneven access to green spaces.
- Built: lack of affordable housing, and poor public transport access in some areas.
There has never been a more exciting time to join the City of Moonee Valley as we change how we work together; by enhancing clarity of structure and roles; improving how we deliver to our community and ensuring we are all working towards delivering MV2040.
We are excited to offer the following leadership opportunities reporting to the newly appointed CEO:
- Director Enabling Services
- Director Strategy & Planning
- Director Service Delivery
- Manager Corporate Affairs
- Manager Legal & Governance
MVCC’s mission is to engage in partnership with the community to lead and develop:
- A fair city that values diversity, where everyone feels safe, is included, and has access to healthy food, services and housing
- A thriving city with access to jobs, lifelong learning, and vibrant and dynamic activity centres
- A connected city of accessible, active and sustainable transport choices
- A green city that is ecologically healthy and environmentally responsible
- A beautiful city that celebrates its identity, heritage and open spaces
- A resilient organisation that is sustainable, innovative, engaging and accountable
Our values guide the way we operate as an organisation and work with our citizens. Our values are:
- Be open
- Know your impact
- Make it count
The MV2040 Strategy is Moonee Valley City Council's long-term plan for improving the health, vibrancy and resilience of our city over the next two decades. It has been prepared to shape the type of city and neighbourhoods we want to live in and has been developed by extensive community consultation and stakeholder engagement.
Picking up the Moonee Valley City Council's MV2040 Strategy, you cannot help but feel inspired. Now more than ever, it is apparent the blueprint adopted by this diverse and beautiful inner metro Melbourne Council is on point. MV2040’s vision is for ‘A healthy city’, where together Council will create and continually improve the conditions that enable all of us to enjoy the highest level of health and wellbeing possible. The MV2040 Strategy will be achieved through a framework of strategic directions, objectives and actions across five themes - Fair, Thriving, Connected, Green and Beautiful. This framework will be delivered across 13 neighbourhoods, which will be planned so that people can access most of their everyday needs within a 20-minute walk, cycle, or local public transport trip of their home.
In 2040 Moonee Valley is a great place to live, work and visit, strengthened by a network of 20-minute neighbourhoods. Our neighbourhoods allow all people, at all stages of life, to live locally, accessing most of their needs close to their home
Our neighbourhoods are beautiful, sustainable and hold strong community connections which enable citizens and the environment to be healthy and resilient.
To download the full MV2040 Strategy, click here.
A Message from the CEO
Effective January 2021