City of Canada Bay

The City of Canada Bay is a local government area in the Inner West of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The city was formed on 1 December 2000, following the merger of Concord and Drummoyne councils. The city covers an area of 19.82 square kilometres (7.65 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had a resident population of 88,015.[1] The city is ultimately named after Canada Bay, a bay on the Parramatta River.

City of Canada Bay
New South Wales
Coordinates33°51′S 151°09′E
Population
 • Density4,440.7/km2 (11,501.4/sq mi)
Established1 December 2000
Area19.82 km2 (7.7 sq mi)[3]
MayorAngelo Tsirekas
Council seatDrummoyne
RegionMetropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Reid
WebsiteCity of Canada Bay
LGAs around City of Canada Bay:
Ryde Ryde Hunter's Hill
Cumberland City of Canada Bay Inner West
Strathfield Burwood Inner West

The Mayor of the City of Canada Bay Council is Cr. Angelo Tsirekas, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

Postcode and localities in the local government area

Suburbs in the City of Canada Bay are:

Some of the localities in the City of Canada Bay are:

Demographics

At the 2016 census there were 88,015 people in the Canada Bay local government area; of these 48.1 per cent were male and 51.9 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5 per cent of the population. The median age of people in the City of Canada Bay was 36 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 16.2 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.7 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 50.8 per cent were married and 9.3 per cent were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the City of Canada Bay between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 10.73 per cent; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 15.24 per cent. t the 2016 census, the population in the City of Canada Bay increased by 16.17 per cent. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same period, being 8.8 per cent, population growth in Canada Bay local government area was nearly double the national average.[4][5][6][7] The median weekly income for residents within the City of Canada Bay is significantly higher than the national average.[1]

Selected historical census data for Canada Bay local government area
Census year2001[4][5]2006[6]2011[7]2016[1]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night59,371 65,742 75,763 88,015
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales28th 27th
% of New South Wales population1.10% 1.17%
% of Australian population0.32% 0.33% 0.35% 0.38%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English16.5% 15.4%
Australian16.3% 13.8%
Chinese9.1% 13.3%
Italian12.8% 12.6%
Irish7.5% 7.1%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin1.7% 2.7% 5.1% 9.8%
Italian12.2% 10.1% 8.8% 7.1%
Koreann/c 2.2% 3.1% 4.2%
Cantonese2.7% 3.3% 3.7% 3.9%
Greek3.3% 2.9% 2.8% 2.2%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic43.4% 41.7% 39.2% 33.9%
No religion, so described11.1% 13.4% 18.6% 27.7%
Not statedn/cn/cn/c 8.7%
Anglican15.8% 13.4% 11.2% 7.9%
Eastern Orthodox5.1% 5.1% 7.2% 4.2%
Median weekly incomes
Personal incomeMedian weekly personal incomeA$664A$782A$882
% of Australian median income142.5%135.5%133.2%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$1,510A$2,152A$2,361
% of Australian median income147.0%145.3%136.2%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$1,773A$1,817A$2,061
% of Australian median income151.4%147.2%143.3%
Dwelling structure
Dwelling typeSeparate house51.2% 45.5% 38.6%
Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse10.6% 12.0% 9.3%
Flat or apartment37.6% 41.8% 50.7%

Council

History

MayorTermNotes
  Michael Wroblewski12 December 2000 – ?
  Carmel Del Duca? – 17 September 2002
  Angelo Tsirekas17 September 2002 – 4 June 2016[8]Resigned to contest the Division of Reid at the 2016 Australian federal election[9]
  Helen McCaffrey21 June 2016 – 9 September 2017[10]Appointed as Acting Mayor by the Council[10]
  Angelo Tsirekas9 September 2017 – date[11]
Deputy MayorTermNotes
  Angelo Tsirekas12 December 2000 – 17 September 2002
  Pauline Tyrrell17 September 2002 – 13 April 2004[8]
  Jeanette O'Hara13 April 2004 – 21 September 2004[12]
  Neil Kenzler21 September 2004 – 20 September 2005[13]
  Michael Megna20 September 2005 – 19 September 2006[14]
  Jeanette O'Hara19 September 2006 – 18 September 2007[15]
  Neil Kenzler 18 September 2007 – 21 October 2008[16]
  Jeanette O'Hara21 October 2008 – 21 September 2010[17][18]
  Marian O'Connell21 September 2010 – 20 September 2011[19]
  Jeanette O'Hara20 September 2011 – 2 October 2012[20]
  Pauline Tyrrell2 October 2012 – 2 September 2014[21][22]
  Tony Fasanella2 September 2014 – 15 September 2015[23]Mayor of Drummoyne (1994–1995, 1998–2000)
  Helen McCaffrey15 September 2015 – 21 June 2016[24]
Vacant 21 June 2016 – 6 September 2016
  Tony Fasanella6 September 2016 – 26 September 2017[25]Mayor of Drummoyne (1994–1995, 1998–2000)
  Marian Parnaby26 September 2017 – 11 September 2018[26]
  Charles Jago11 September 2018 – 17 September 2019[27]
  Julia Little17 September 2019 – date[28]


Current composition and election method

Canada Bay City Council is composed of nine Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor has been directly elected since 2004 while the eight other Councillors are elected proportionally as one ward. The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, was as follows:[11][29]

PartyCouncillors
  Australian Labor Party 4
  Liberal Party of Australia 3
  The Greens 1
  Independent 1
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of election, is:[29]

CouncillorPartyNotes
  Angelo Tsirekas Labor Mayor 2002–2016, 2017–date[11]
  Michael Megna Liberal
  Julia Little Labor
  Charles Jago Greens
  Stephanie Di Pasqua Liberal
  Andrew Ferguson Labor
  Nicholas Yap Liberal
  Marian Parnaby Labor
  Daniela Ramondino Independent

History

A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the City of Canada Bay merge with adjoining councils. The government proposed a merger of the Burwood, Canada Bay, and Strathfield Councils to form a new council with an area of 41 square kilometres (16 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 163,000.[30] In May 2016 Strathfield Council challenged the proposed merger between Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay and commenced proceedings in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court. After the Court heard that there were legal flaws in the report from the State Government appointed delegate who examined the proposal for merging the councils, the NSW Government withdrew from the case and the merger proposal stalled.[31] In July 2017, the Berejiklian government decided to abandon the forced merger of the Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay local government areas, along with several other proposed forced mergers.[32]

See also

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Canada Bay (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. "Where is the City of Canada Bay?". City of Canada Bay Council. Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2008.
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Concord (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Drummoyne (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  6. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Canada Bay (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  7. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Canada Bay (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  8. "Extraordinary Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 17 September 2002.
  9. "Tally Room - Reid, NSW". Australian Electoral Commission. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  10. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 21 June 2016.
  11. "Canada Bay - Mayoral Contest". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  12. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 13 April 2004.
  13. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 21 September 2004.
  14. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 20 September 2005.
  15. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 19 September 2006.
  16. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 18 September 2007.
  17. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 21 October 2008.
  18. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 15 September 2009.
  19. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 21 September 2011.
  20. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 20 September 2011.
  21. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 2 October 2012.
  22. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 17 September 2013.
  23. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 2 September 2014.
  24. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 15 September 2015.
  25. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 6 September 2016.
  26. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 26 September 2017.
  27. "Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Canada Bay. 11 September 2018.
  28. "Meeting of Council". City of Canada Bay. 17 September 2019.
  29. "Canada Bay - Councillor Contest". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  30. "Merger proposal: Burwood Council, City of Canada Bay Council, Strathfield Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 7. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  31. Raper, Ashleigh (31 May 2016). "NSW council amalgamations: Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay merger stopped". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  32. Blumer, Clare; Chettle, Nicole (27 July 2017). "NSW council amalgamations: Mayors fight to claw back court dollars after backflip on merger". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
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