City of Hobsons Bay

Following the passing of legislation by the then State Government, on 22 June 1994, the City of Williamstown along with the City of Altona were abolished, and together with a couple of small neighbouring areas, were merged into the newly created City of Hobsons Bay.

The new city was under the control of an Administrator until in 1996 when a newly people elected council took over.  The first Mayor was Steven Kingshott and his fellow councillors included Messrs B A Matheson, C Marsich, G J (Dick) Murdoch, K Skehan, W H Sommers, and Ms K Minogue and Ms L Gibson.

Hobsons Bay covers an area of 65 m2 including 20 kms of coastline forming Port Phillip Bay and includes the suburbs of Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, South Kingsville, Spotswood, Williamstown and Williamstown North. It is also home to significant coastal wetlands, five creek systems, remnant native grasslands, and important flora and fauna habitats, which makes up 24 per cent of the city’s total land area. It is rich in its history and historical buildings, monuments, statutes, parks and gardens.

City of Hobsons Bay Councillors – from 1996

Councillor Elected Retired Mayor
Cr S Kingshott 1996 1996/97
Cr B A Matheson 1996 2004 1998/99, 2001/02
Cr K Minogue 1996 1997/98
Cr C Marsich 1996 2008 2000/01, 2005/06
Cr C Marsich# 2014 2016
Cr L Gibson 1996
Cr G J Murdoch 1996 2004 1999/00
Cr K Skehan 1996
Cr W H Sommers 1996
Cr A Altair 1999 2002/03, 2012/13, 2017/18
Cr P Hemphill 1999 2008/09, 2015/16
Cr B Baarini 2002 2008 2003/04, 2007/08
Cr L Hardinge 2002 2008 2006/07
Cr R Caruana 2002 2008 2004/05
Cr M Lindsay 2004 2008
Cr L Grigorovitch 2008 2014
Cr M Raffoul 2008 2012 2010/11
Cr T Briffa* 2008 2011/12
Cr J Hogg 2008 2012
Cr B Tehan 2008 2012 2009/10
Cr S Wilson 2012 2013/14, 2016/17
Cr P Morgan 2012 2016
Cr C Gates 2012 2014/15
Cr J Price* 2014 2016
Cr J Marsden 2016 2018/19
Cr M W Grech 2016
# Cr C Marsich replaced Cr Grigorovitch in Feb 2014 – 2016

* Cr J Price replaced Cr Briffa in March 2014 – 2016

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

References:

  1. City of Hobsons Bay website (https://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Home)
  2. Victorian Electoral Commission

Research by: Ann Cassar & Graeme Reilly (ALHS 2019)