Municipality of Hunter's Hill

The Municipality of Hunter's Hill is a local government area on the Lower North Shore and Northern suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The municipality was first proclaimed in 1861, which includes the suburbs of Hunters Hill, Woolwich, Huntleys Point, Tarban, Henley and part of Gladesville.

Municipality of Hunter's Hill
New South Wales
Coordinates33°49′S 151°08′E
Population
 • Density2,316/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Established12 March 1861
Area5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
MayorMark Bennett (Independent)[3]
Council seatHunters Hill
RegionMetropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)Lane Cove
Federal Division(s)North Sydney
WebsiteMunicipality of Hunter's Hill
LGAs around Municipality of Hunter's Hill:
Ryde Lane Cove Lane Cove
Ryde Municipality of Hunter's Hill Lane Cove
Canada Bay Canada Bay Inner West

As at the 2016 census, the Municipality had an estimated population of 13,199.[1] At 5.7 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi), the Municipality is, by area, the smallest local government area in New South Wales and its boundaries remain mostly unaltered since its proclamation in 1861. A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Municipality of Hunter's Hill merge with adjoining councils. The government proposed a merger of the Hunter's Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde Councils to form a new council with an area of 57 square kilometres (22 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 164,000.[4] In July 2017, the Berejiklian government decided to abandon the forced merger of the Hunter's Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde local government areas along with several other proposed forced mergers.[5]

The Mayor of Hunters Hill since 9 September 2017 is Clr. Mark Bennett, (a member of the Hunters Hill Liberal Party Main Branch) who stood as an independent politician.

Suburbs and localities in the local government area

Suburbs and localities in the Municipality of Hunters Hill are:

Heritage listings

The Municipality of Hunter's Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Demographics

At the 2016 census there were 13,199 people resident in the Hunter's Hill local government area, of these 49.9 per cent were male and 50.1 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6 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 Municipality of Hunter's Hill was 43 years; significantly higher than the national median of 38 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 19.0 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.6 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 52.7 per cent were married and 9.3 per cent were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the Municipality of Hunter's Hill between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 5.34 per cent and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population decreased by 0.20 per cent. At the 2016 census, the population in the Municipality decreased by 0.12 per cent. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same period, being 8.8 per cent, population growth in the Hunter's Hill local government area was significantly lower than the national average.[1][14][15] The median weekly income for residents within the Municipality of Hunter's Hill was significantly higher than the national average.

Selected historical census data for Hunter's Hill local government area
Census year2001[16]2006[14]2011[15]2016[1]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night12,570 13,241 13,215 13,199
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales86th 82nd 79th
% of New South Wales population0.19% 0.18%
% of Australian population0.07% 0.07% 0.06% 0.06%
Estimated ATSI population on census night44 72 5481
% of ATSI population to residents0.4% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English23.8% 22.4%
Australian22.8% 20.0%
Irish10.8% 11.0%
Scottish6.4% 6.6%
Chinesen/c 6.1%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarinn/c 1.5% 2.0% 3.2%
Cantonese2.2% 2.1% 2.5% 2.4%
Italian2.8% 2.6% 2.5% 2.1%
Greek2.3% 2.2% 2.1% 1.9%
Arabic0.7% n/c 0.8% 0.8%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic36.5% 36.6% 37.5% 35.5%
No religion, so described12.8% 14.6% 18.3% 24.4%
Anglican21.5% 19.8% 17.9% 14.1%
Not statedn/cn/cn/c 8.1%
Eastern Orthodox3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 3.9%
Median weekly incomes
Personal incomeMedian weekly personal incomeA$704A$820A$977
% of Australian median income151.1%142.1% 147.6%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$1,815A$2,715 A$3,301
% of Australian median income176.7%183.3% 190.4%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$2,506A$2,178 A$2,467
% of Australian median income214.0%176.5% 171.6%

Council

Current composition and election method

Hunters Hill Municipal Council is composed of seven Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the six other Councillors are elected proportionally as two separate wards, each electing three Councillors. The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[3][17][18]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents 5
  Liberal Party of Australia 2
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:

WardCouncillorPartyNotes
Mayor[3]   Mark Bennett Independent North Ward Councillor 2012–2017, Deputy Mayor 2015–2017
North Ward[17]   Elizabeth Krassoi Independent
  Ben Collins Liberal
  Ross Williams Independent Deputy Mayor 2017–date[19]
South Ward[18]   Justine McLaughlin Independent
  Zac Miles Liberal
  Jim Sanderson Independent

See also

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  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. "Hunter's Hill – Mayoral Contest". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  4. "Merger proposal: Hunter's Hill Council, Lane Cove Council, City of Ryde Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  5. 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.
  6. "The Priory". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01720. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. "Vienna". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00459. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. "Milthorpe". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00688. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. "Hestock". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00092. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. "Garibaldi, The". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00135. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. "Kellys Bush Park". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01391. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. "Marika". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00300. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. "The Chalet". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01727. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  14. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  15. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  16. Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  17. "Hunter's Hill – North Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  18. "Hunter's Hill – South Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  19. "Your Councillors". Hunter's Hill Council. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
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