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About Moonee Valley City Council

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. 

Our population 

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:

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.  

Vision Statement

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

Organisational Structure

Effective January 2021

Current Positions

Director Enabling Services
23 November 2020Download PDF

Seamus Scanlon - 0455 118 868
Vanessa Huxley - 0417 708 112

Director Strategy & Planning

23 November 2020

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Seamus Scanlon - 0455 118 868
Vanessa Huxley - 0417 708 112

Director Service Delivery

23 November 2020

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Seamus Scanlon - 0455 118 868
Carla Bent - 0422 582 992

Manager Corporate Affairs

23 November 2020

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Carla Bent - 0422 582 992

Manager Legal & Governance

23 November 2020

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Vanessa Huxley - 0417 708 112

Moonee Valley is a great place to live, work and visit.

We have excellent public transport at our doorstep as well as cycling access for our employees.

Our Council offices are located in the heart of our vibrant, diverse community with great food, cafes and green spaces nearby.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer. A career with us will offer you a wealth of opportunities and experiences which further enhance your skills and capabilities. The diverse communities within our municipality mean that you will respond to a range of complex issues and be involved in delivering a variety of services and projects.

MVCC maintains an inclusive and flexible workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of its employees.

Application Process

Davidson Executive & Boards is pleased to be partnering with Moonee Valley City Council on the recruitment process for all of these roles, and as such all applications and enquiries should be directed to Davidson.

Applications can be made by uploading a current resume via the job advertisements on this page, or via

Following an application being lodged you should receive an email acknowledging receipt, and Davidson Executive & Boards will be in touch with you within 10 working days of the closing date.

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