Hobsons Bay City Council
On the northern shores of Port Phillip Bay, Hobsons Bay has over 20 kms of beaches and foreshore areas, and significant coastal wetlands, five creek systems, remnant native grasslands, and important flora and fauna habitats.
Home to the suburbs of Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, South Kingsville, Spotswood, Williamstown and Williamstown North, Hobsons Bay is a unique part of Melbourne's west.
It has over 20 kilometres of beaches and foreshore areas; it is home to significant coastal wetlands, five creek systems, remnant native grasslands, and important flora and fauna habitats, making up 24 per cent of the municipality’s land area.
It contains the historic seaport of Williamstown, one of the oldest settlements in Victoria, a range of historic buildings as well as recently developed residential areas.
Hobsons Bay is also part of the industrial heartland of Melbourne's west. It is the focus of Victoria's chemical and petroleum industries and contains some of the State's largest industrial enterprises. The main industries include motor vehicle and part manufacturing, basic chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining, other transport equipment manufacturing.
Cultural diversity is valued in Hobsons Bay. About 30% of the residents of Hobsons Bay were born overseas and speak a language other than English at home.
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