It has an area of 503 square kilometres, and at the 2011 Census it had a population of 167,562. The City was formed on 15 December 1994 after the merger of the former City of Broadmeadows, the Shire of Bulla and parts of the City of Keilor and City of Whittlesea.
The City is unique in Australia in that it was the first local government to introduce a Bill of Rights for its citizens in 2004, following the establishment of a Social Justice Charter in 2001. This Bill of Rights predates the State Government's Charter of Rights and Responsibilities by three years, and is more sweeping in that it explicitly includes economic, social, and cultural rights.
The Council’s public library service comprises five branches, a mobile library and a home library service. The libraries are for the enjoyment of the entire community and stock books and resources in many community languages as well as English. Membership is free and open to anyone. The library below is "The Age" Broadmeadows Library.
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