Waverley Municipal Council
|Waverley Municipal Council
New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
|• Density||7,054.1/km2 (18,270/sq mi)|
|Established||16 June 1859|
|Area||9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Ben Nolan (Liberal)|
|Council seat||Bondi Junction|
Suburbs and localities in the local government area
Suburbs serviced by Waverley Council are:
These localities are also serviced by Waverley Council:
At the 2011 Census, there were 63,487 people in the Waverley local government area, of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population. The median age of people in the Municipality of Waverley was 35 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 15.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 37.4% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the Municipality of Waverley between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 3.31%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 4.57%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Waverley local government area was a little over half the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the Municipality of Waverley was more than 1.5 times the national average.
The proportion of residents in Waverley local government area who stated their ancestry was Jewish was three times the New South Wales and national averages. The proportion of households where Russian is spoken at home is thirteen times the state and national averages; and of all households where Hebrew is spoken in New South Wales, one third are located in the Municipality of Waverley, and in Australia, one tenth of households where Hebrew is spoken are located in Waverley local government area. The proportion of residents who stated an affiliation with Judaism was in excess of twenty–eight times the state and national averages.
|Selected historical census data for Waverley local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||58,769||60,715||63,487|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales|
|% of New South Wales population||0.92%|
|% of Australian population||0.31%||0.31%||0.30%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$765||A$973|
|% of Australian median income||164.2%||168.6%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,446||A$2,496|
|% of Australian median income||140.8%||168.5%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,928||A$1,912|
|% of Australian median income||164.6%||154.9%|
Current composition and election method
Waverley Municipal Council is composed of twelve Councillors elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing three Councillors. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:
|Liberal Party of Australia||7|
|Australian Labor Party||3|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:
|Bondi Ward||Joy Clayton||Liberal|
|Dominic Wy Kanak||Greens|
|Hunter Ward||Sally Betts||Liberal||Mayor|
|Lawson Ward||Angela Burrill||Liberal|
|Waverley Ward||Tony Kay||Liberal||Deputy Mayor|
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (September 2012)|
The Municipality of Waverley was established under the Municipalities Act of 1858, and a proclamation of the municipality was published on 16 June 1859. The first Council meeting was held on 16 June 1859, but there was no permanent office for the conduct of Council duties some early meetings were held in the Charing Cross Hotel and others in the old School of Arts building in Bronte Road.
In December, 1860 the Council accepted an offer from Francis O'Brien of a site for a Council Chambers, free of cost, in Bondi Road. The cost of building was to be limited to ₤500, although approximately £700 was eventually spent. The foundation stone was laid in 1861, and a first meeting of Council was held there on 21 November 1861, the first Council building erected by any municipality under the Municipalities Act of 1858. Discussions were held during the early 1900s over the need for new Council Chambers, and in 1913 a portion of the north-west corner of Waverley Park was dedicated as the site for a new building. A report of the same year stated that the original building was too small for the staff, and had poor ventilation and lighting. It was later sold for £1,600. The new building was completed by the end of 1913, and on 6 January 1914 the Council met for the first time in the new chambers.
Parts of the 1913 chambers still form the shell of the present Council Chambers, although extensive alterations in 1962, and further development in 1976 and 1977 have altered its appearance considerably. There is clear evidence[where?] - in the form of significant Aboriginal rock carvings in particular - that Aboriginal people occupied sites in the area now known as Waverley in the period before European settlement. A number of place names within Waverley Municipal Council area, most famously Bondi, have been based on words derived from Aboriginal languages of the Sydney region.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Waverley (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Waverley (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Waverley (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "Waverley Council - Bondi Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "Waverley Council - Hunter Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "Waverley Council - Lawson Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "Waverley Council - Waverley Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "Council Election outcomes". Waverley Municipal Council. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.