Mosman Council

The Mosman Council is a local government area on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Mosman Council
New South Wales
Location in metropolitan Sydney
Coordinates33°50′S 151°15′E
Population
 • Density3,160/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Established11 April 1893 (1893-04-11)
(as Borough of Mosman)
Area9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
MayorCarolyn Corrigan
Council seatMosman
RegionMetropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)North Shore
Federal Division(s)Warringah
WebsiteMosman Council
LGAs around Mosman Council:
Willoughby Middle Harbour Northern Beaches
North Sydney Mosman Council Sydney Heads
Sydney Sydney Harbour Woollahra

The Mayor of the Mosman Council is Cr. Carolyn Corrigan, a representative of the Serving Mosman independent political group since 9 September 2017.[3]

Suburbs and localities in the local government area

In February 1997, the Government gazetted that they had assigned the suburb of Mosman as the only suburb in the Municipality of Mosman. However, Mosman Council decided that residents should continue to be allowed to use the traditional locality names if they wished.[4]

The municipality also includes, manages and maintains the following localities and locations:

Demographics

At the 2016 census, there were 28,475 people in the Mosman local government area, of these 46.3 per cent were male and 53.7 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2 per cent of the population; significantly below the NSW and Australian averages of 2.9 and 2.8 per cent respectively. The median age of people in the Mosman Council area was 42 years; significantly above the national average of 38 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 17.6 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.1 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 51.8 per cent were married and 10.3 per cent were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the Mosman local government area between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 2.99 per cent; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 4.64 per cent. At the 2016 census, the population in the Mosman Council area increased by 3.72 per cent. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same period, being 8.8 per cent, population growth in the Mosman local government area was lower than the national average.[1][5][6] The median weekly income for residents within the Mosman Council area was significantly higher and nearly double the national average.

Slightly below 50 per cent of residents in the Mosman Council area nominated an affiliation with Christianity at the 2016 census, compared with the national average of 52.1 per cent. The proportion of residents with no religion was on par with the national average. Compared to the national average, at the 2016 census, households in the Mosman local government area had a low proportion (18.6 per cent) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 22.2 per cent); and a high proportion (77.9 per cent) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 72.7 per cent).[1]

Selected historical census data for Mosman local government area
Census year2001[7]2006[5]2011[6]2016[1]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night25,47526,23627,45328,475
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales70th 63rd 62nd
% of New South Wales population0.42% 0.40% 0.38%
% of Australian population0.14% 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
Estimated ATSI population on census night21263160
% of ATSI population to residents0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English29.0% 28.5%
Australian20.6% 18.3%
Irish9.9% 10.5%
Scottish8.3% 8.4%
Chinesen/cn/cn/c 3.6%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarinn/cn/c 0.8% 2.2%
Spanishn/cn/cn/c 1.2%
French0.7% 0.7% 1.0% 1.1%
Cantonese1.0% 0.9% 0.8% 0.9%
Italian0.8% 0.8% 1.0% 0.9%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No religion, so described17.1% 19.2% 23.5% 31.3%
Catholic25.3% 25.3% 25.6% 23.9%
Anglican29.6% 27.5% 24.6% 20.1%
Not statedn/cn/cn/c 10.6%
Presbyterian and Reformed4.4% 3.8% 3.2% 2.6%
Median weekly incomes
Personal incomeMedian weekly personal incomeA$969A$1,117A$1,295
% of Australian median income207.9% 193.6% 195.6%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$1,916A$2,838A$3,671
% of Australian median income186.6% 191.6% 211.7%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$2,675A$2,465A$2,522
% of Australian median income228.4% 199.8% 175.4%
Dwelling structure
Dwelling typeSeparate house36.9% 38.5% 38.9% 35.4%
Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse12.5% 11.2% 12.5% 12.1%
Flat or apartment48.6% 49.4% 48.0% 51.7%

Council

MayorTermNotes
MayorCarolyn Corrigan9 September 2017 – dateDeputy Mayor 2015–2016[8]
Deputy MayorLibby Moline3 September 2019 – date
General ManagerTermNotes
Dominic Johnson8 August 2016 – presentActing General Manager of Ryde 2014–2015

Composition and election methods

TermAldermen/CouncillorsWardsMayor
1893–1895 9 No wards Annual election by Aldermen/Councillors
1895–1902[9] 9 (3 per ward) West Ward
East Ward
North Ward
1902–1948[10] 12 (3 per ward) Balmoral Ward
West Ward
East Ward
North Ward
1948–2008[11][12] Middle Harbour Ward
Balmoral Ward
East Ward
West Ward
2008–2012 9 (3 per ward) Middle Harbour Ward
Balmoral Ward
Mosman Bay Ward
2012–date 7 (6 Councillors, 1 Mayor) No wards Direct quadrennial election

Current composition and election method

Mosman Council is composed of seven Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor has been directly elected since 2012 while the six other Councillors are elected proportionally as one ward. The Deputy Mayor is elected annually by the councillors. From the 2008 elections to the 2012 elections, the area was divided into three wards (Mosman Bay, Middle Harbour, Balmoral), each electing three councillors and the mayor was elected by the councillors annually.[13] The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:[14][15]

PartyCouncillors
  Serving Mosman 3
  Residents for Mosman 2
  Independent 2
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of election, is:[14]

MayorPartyNotes
Carolyn Corrigan Serving MosmanCouncillor 2012–2017. Deputy Mayor 2015–2016. Mayor 2017–date[16][15]
CouncillorPartyNotes
Tom Sherlock Serving MosmanElected 2012. Deputy Mayor 2018–2019
Roy Bendall Residents for MosmanElected 2012. Deputy Mayor 2012–2015, 2016–2018[17]
Simon Menzies IndependentElected 2004 (West Ward 2004–08, Mosman Bay Ward 2008–12). Deputy Mayor 2009–2011, May–Sep 2012[18]
David Cook Serving MosmanElected 2017.
Libby Moline IndependentElected 2012. Deputy Mayor 2019–date
Jacqui Willoughby Residents for MosmanElected 2017.

History

Mosman was first incorporated in 1867 as the "Mossmans Ward" of the Municipality of St Leonards, which lasted until 1890 when the boroughs of Victoria, St Leonards and East St Leonards merged to form the Borough of North Sydney, with the Mosman ward renamed as the "Mossman Ward". Following a petition submitted by residents in 1892, on 11 April 1893 the ward's separation as the Borough of Mosman was proclaimed by Lieutenant-Governor Sir Frederick Darley.[19] The first nine-member council was elected on 9 June 1893, with the first mayor, Richard Hayes Harnett Jr., elected on the same day.[20] From 28 December 1906, following the passing of the Local Government Act, 1906, the council was renamed as the "Municipality of Mosman". With the passing of the Local Government Act, 1993, the Municipality of Mosman was legally renamed as Mosman Council and aldermen were renamed councillors.

A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Municipality of Mosman merge with adjoining councils. The government considered two proposals. The first proposed a merger of Manly and Mosman Councils and parts of Warringah Council to form a new council with an area of 49 square kilometres (19 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 153,000.[21] The alternative, proposed by Warringah Council on 23 February 2016, was for an amalgamation of the Pittwater, Manly and Warringah councils. As a consequence of Warringah's proposal, the New South Wales Minister for Local Government Paul Toole proposed that the North Sydney, Willoughby and Mosman Council be merged.[22] In July 2017, the Berejiklian government decided to abandon the forced merger of the North Sydney, Willoughby and Mosman local government areas, along with several other proposed forced mergers.[23]

Heritage listings

The Mosman Council has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Sister city

Mosman has twin town status with Glen Innes.

See also

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mosman (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. Tang, Caroline (11 September 2017). "CAROLYN CORRIGAN TO BECOME NEW MOSMAN MAYOR". Mosman Daily. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  4. "Ordinary Meeting Agenda" (PDF). Mosman Municipal Council. 29 November 2005. p. 83.
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mosman (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  6. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mosman (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  7. Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Mosman (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
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  9. 'Government Gazette Proclamations and Legislation', New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), 9 September, p. 5824. , viewed 24 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224299811
  10. 'PROCLAMATION', Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), 4 April, p. 2615. , viewed 24 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222074177
  11. 'LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1919.—PROCLAMATION.', Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), 1 March, p. 486. , viewed 24 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224761674
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  13. "Mosman Municipal Council". 2008 Election results. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  14. "Mosman – Councillor Contest". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  15. "Mosman – Mayoral Contest". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  16. "New Deputy Mayor for Mosman" (Media Release). Mosman Council. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  17. "Council Decided - 6 September 2016" (Media Release). Mosman Council. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  18. "Councillor Simon Menzies elected Deputy Mayor" (Media Release). Mosman Council. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  19. "Government Gazette Proclamations and Legislation". New South Wales Government Gazette (234). 11 April 1893. p. 2835. Retrieved 4 March 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  20. "BOROUGH OF MOSMAN". New South Wales Government Gazette (434). 16 June 1893. p. 4759. Retrieved 4 March 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  21. "Merger proposal: Manly Council, Mosman Municipal Council, Warringah Council (part)" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  22. Toole, Paul (25 February 2016). "North Sydney, Willoughby and Mosman councils Proposal" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  23. 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.
  24. "Balmoral Bathers Pavilion". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00760. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  25. "Georges Head Military Fortifications". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00987. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  26. "Middle Head Military Fortifications". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00999. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  27. "Mosman Bay Sewage Aqueduct". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01328. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  28. "Monterey, residential apartments". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00367. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  29. "The Barn - Scout Hall". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00188. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  30. "Alma House". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00070. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  31. "Bradleys Head Forts and HMAS Sydney 1 Mast and Associated Memorials". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01838. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  32. "Woolley House". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01514. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  33. "Building". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00430. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  34. "Boronia". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00069. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  35. "Residence". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00210. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  36. "Igloo House, The". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01652. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  37. "Bradleys Head Light Tower". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01430. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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