City of Berwick

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City of Berwick
Victoria
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Location in Melbourne
Population 75,400 (1992)[1]
 • Density 626.1/km2 (1,621.6/sq mi)
Established 1973
Area 120.43 km2 (46.5 sq mi)
Council seat Narre Warren
Region Outer Southeast Melbourne
County Mornington
City of Berwick Logo.jpg
LGAs around City of Berwick:
Knox Sherbrooke Sherbrooke
Dandenong City of Berwick Pakenham
Dandenong Cranbourne Pakenham

The City of Berwick was a local government area about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 120.43 square kilometres (46.50 sq mi), and existed from 1973 until 1994.

History[edit]

The area which came under the City of Berwick had previously been the Berwick and Doveton ridings of the Shire of Berwick. It had been incorporated as the Berwick Road District on 24 October 1862 and became a shire on 12 May 1868. On 1 October 1973, the area surrounding Berwick and Narre Warren, which was undergoing rapid population growth and urbanisation, split from the shire and was proclaimed a city.[2]

On 15 December 1994, the City of Berwick was abolished, and, along with sections of the City of Cranbourne, was merged into the newly created City of Casey. The Doveton industrial district was transferred to the newly created City of Greater Dandenong.[3]

Council met at the Narre Warren Civic Centre, adjacent to Westfield Fountain Gate, in Narre Warren. The facility is still in use for similar purposes by the City of Casey.

Wards[edit]

The City of Berwick was divided into four wards, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Centre Ward
  • East Ward
  • North Ward
  • South Ward

Suburbs[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1971 20,474
1976 25,616
1981 36,181
1986 48,677
1991 69,144

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 49. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 311–312, 805–806.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification. Commonwealth of Australia. pp. 5–6. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 

Coordinates: 38°02′28″S 145°20′56″E / 38.041°S 145.349°E / -38.041; 145.349