Glen Eira Libraries are more than just a library. We have shaped our four library branches — Caulfield, Elsternwick, Carnegie and Bentleigh — into community spaces where people can meet, connect through technology, discover new ideas, share skills and be creative. They are also technology hubs where you can use digital resources, find e-books, digital magazines and newspapers and learn how to connect online. We are proud to offer an innovative and engaging service to 56,488 library members. To join our library service, visit Glen Eira Libraries website.
1,313,394 2017—18 | 1,357,495 2016—17
People came to our community events
Bringing our diverse community together, including furry friends, is one of our top priorities. We hold a range of cultural events, festivals and exhibitions throughout the year, including Groove and Graze — a series of three evenings with live music and food trucks — and the Storytelling Festival, which spotlights more than 40 events in different venues across Glen Eira with an illuminating lineup of writers, artists, experts and entertainers. Other events include Party in the Park, our major curated exhibitions in Council’s Gallery and a program of National Reconciliation Week events.
*Accurate counts for outdoor event audiences and an increase in patronage through public space events at the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival.
54,475* 2017—18 | 45,354 2016—17
Participants in Youth Services Programs and Events
Glen Eira Youth Services offers a range of events, programs and support services to young people aged 10 to 25 to maintain their health and wellbeing, and to help them connect with each other and their community. Our 15 youth programs include: Girl Up — an initiative for girls to work on a range of projects and develop strong leadership and communication skills; a Youth Leadership Team — 12 volunteers who organise and lead the production of major Glen Eira youth events; and a Healthy Relationships Program — for secondary school students in Glen Eira to learn about healthy and unhealthy peer relationships. The service conducts more than 280 educational sessions per year.
9,630 2017—18 | 6,538 2016—17
Maternal and Child Health Key Ages and Stages visits
Our Maternal and Child Health Service provides free help to Glen Eira families with children from birth to under school age. The Service provides 10 Key Ages and Stages visits from birth to three-and-a-half years-of-age for all children and their families in Glen Eira. The consultations are conducted by registered nurses and look at the child’s health and wellbeing achievements at each of the 10 stages. There are 5,973 children from across Glen Eira enrolled in the service and we received 1,621 birth notifications in 2018–19. Birth notices received over the last two financial years have averaged 1,616 compared to 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 where they averaged 1,814.
15,100 2017—18 | 16,476 2016—17
Immunisation protects children and the community from harmful and contagious diseases. We provide free vaccinations to the Glen Eira community as part of the National Immunisation Schedule. Our biggest focus is on providing immunisations for children aged six weeks to four years and through school programs for adolescents aged 12 to 16. We also administer catch-up immunisations for people under 20 years moving to Australia from overseas.
*Immunisations decreased as the HPV9 vaccination has been improved and now only requires two doses to be given in the adolescent school program, down from the previous three doses.
11,534 2017—18 | 11,575 2016—17
Meals delivered and provided*
Our Delivered Meals Program is for people in Glen Eira who are nutritionally at risk or who have decreased capacity to prepare their own meals. During 2018–19, there were 257 people who used this service.
We also provide lunch to some participants of our Social Support Program. This Program provides frail older people and people with disabilities with opportunities for friendship through social activities, including gentle exercise, craft activities, outdoor activities and music therapy. During 2018–19, there were 132 people who used this service.
*Combined Delivered Meals Program and Social Support Program group meals.
40,628 2017—18 | 43,393 2016—17
Glen Eira Leisure visits*
Glen Eira Leisure offers fitness, recreation and relaxation for all ages and abilities across three sites — Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC), Caulfield Recreation Centre and Carnegie Swim Centre. GESAC is the largest site and one of Australia’s premier sports and aquatic facilities providing state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor sports stadium, Olympic sized swimming pool and group fitness training facilities. GESAC’s aquatic services are centered around its four pools and include a Swim School Program, an aquatic wellness area to relax and rehabilitate, and a swim squad for dedicated lap swimmers.
*GESAC (1,581,859), Carnegie Swim Centre (87,789), Caulfield Recreation Centre (75,391).
**GESAC (1,541,980), Carnegie Swim Centre (90,674), Caulfield Recreation Centre (49,061). We took over management of the Caulfield Recreation Centre and Carnegie Swim Centre and combined with GESAC to form Glen Eira Leisure in October 2017.
***GESAC figure only.
1,681,785** 2017—18 | 1,500,000*** 2016—17
New Rateable Residential Properties
Glen Eira continues to see an increase in housing density with standalone houses gradually being replaced by townhouses and apartments. In 2018–19, there was a decrease of 443 houses. The number of newly rateable units and townhouses increased by 667 and newly rateable flats and apartments increased by 1,121.
Newly rateable residential property figures indicate that from 2016–17 to 2017–18* there was a decrease of 668 houses, an increase of 854 units and townhouses and an increase of 2,096 flats and apartments.
*Rating valuations for properties prior to 2018 were conducted every two years. Rating valuations for properties are now conducted annually.
Street Trees Planted
Being green and leafy is an important part of Glen Eira’s character. We’ve increased the number of street trees from 30,000 to more than 50,000 over the past 20 years. We also replace around 1,000 street trees and plant 1,000 more in vacant sites each year. In addition to this, we undertake regular monitoring of street trees’ health to ensure they are thriving and do not pose any risk to public safety or property.
For more information, visit the Street trees page on our website.
2038 2017—18 | 2090 2016—17
Total Waste Recycled
Our new food waste recycling service allows residents to recycle food waste that would have otherwise gone to landfill. In 2018–19, we reduced our garbage going to landfill by around 3,000 tonnes. This means our greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere have reduced by 3,800 tonnes CO2 equivalent.
We collect recyclables through fortnightly collections of our combined food waste/green waste bin and our recycling bin for glass, plastics, metal and paper. We also provide residents with three hard rubbish, branch or cardboard collections per year for larger amounts of waste. Glen Eira recycles nearly half of its waste.
44.3% 24,044 tonnes 2017–18
45.3% 13,225 tonnes 2016–17