Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Melbourne Government

Lord Wiki says Melbourne is governed by The Melbourne City Council. But they're not governing the WHOLE city of Melbourne....just the CBD, and inner areas.

The Lord Mayer though, is seen as being a representative of the entire Melbourne area. I'm still unclear whether or not that includes Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula.

Wait. Here we go. Lord Wiki lists the government divisions for Melbourne. Geelong is NOT on that list. But the Mornington Peninsula is.

Victoria's State Parliament is in Melbourne. It's on Spring Street. I'm seeing it on Google Maps. It's slightly west of Fitzroy Gardens, and a little bit south of the Melbourne Museum. Maybe we'll visit it.

What else?

The Lord Mayer of Melbourne right now is Robert Doyle. He's had the job since 2008.

Oh! I've encountered this guy before. He's the one who said he didn't want bogans in Melbourne. And he's the one who wanted to bring back cars to Swanston Street. Fortunately, it looks like this has been vetoed.

I wish more streets were pedestrian-only. That would be nice.