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The City of Monash is 81.5 square kilometres, located 20km southeast of the CBD and contains the suburbs of Wheelers Hill, Mulgrave, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Ashwood, Huntingdale, Notting Hill, Clayton, Oakleigh, Hughesdale, Oakleigh East and parts of Chadstone, Burwood and Oakleigh South.

The municipality is predominantly a residential area, with substantial industrial, commercial and recreational areas. The City is served by the Monash Freeway, EastLink, Dandenong Road, North Road, Wellington Road and the Dandenong and Glen Waverley railway lines.

Monash has an estimated resident population of 177,970, living in 65,498 households, making it one of most populous municipalities in Melbourne.

The City continues to be a culturally diverse community, with around 45 per cent of residents born overseas. Monash is in the top ten local government areas for new settlers to Australia.

Monash is a centre for 'high tech' industry with a number of major companies based in the area, including Robert Bosch, NEC, Philips, Adidas, BMW, Telstra, Biota, Nestle Ice Cream and Toyota Research.

The City is also home to Melbourne’s most substantial innovation cluster, with notable features including Monash University's Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct, CSIRO, Australian Synchrotron, the Victoria Police Academy and the Monash Medical Centre.

More than 16,300 workplaces in the City of Monash provide approximately 119,000 jobs, making our City second only to the Melbourne CBD for job opportunities.

The City of Monash has reached a time of consolidation, and Council faces challenges posed by changes in demographics, housing types, community aspirations and diversity, business investment and social issues. The changing demographics show that there is a slowing of population growth with the City's population shifting to an older profile. The fastest increase is evident in the fifty and over age group.

Although there is a significant concentration of separate houses in the City, there is also a trend towards more higher density dwelling development. A maturing population, combined with broader local employment opportunities, heightens the need for improved public and road transport infrastructure.

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Last updated: 2 October 2012

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