City of Canterbury-Bankstown
|City of Canterbury Bankstown|
New South Wales
Location of Canterbury-Bankstown in Sydney area
|• Density||3,125.5/km2 (8,095/sq mi)|
|Established||12 May 2016|
|Area||110.8 km2 (42.8 sq mi)|
|Website||City of Canterbury Bankstown|
The City of Canterbury Bankstown is a local government area located in the Inner West and South Western region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The council was formed on 12 May 2016 from a merger of the City of Canterbury and the City of Bankstown, after a review of local government in New South Wales by the state government.
Suburbs in the local government area
- Ashbury (with a minor portion within the Inner West Council)
- Bankstown Aerodrome
- Bass Hill
- Belfield (with parts within the Municipality of Strathfield)
- Beverly Hills (with parts within Georges River Council)
- Chester Hill (with parts within Cumberland Council)
- Clemton Park
- Croydon Park (with parts within Burwood Council and the Inner West Council)
- Condell Park
- East Hills
- Georges Hall
- Greenacre (with a minor portion within Strathfield)
- Hurlstone Park (with a minor portion with the Inner West Council)
- Kingsgrove (with parts within Georges River Council and Bayside Council)
- Mount Lewis
- Narwee (with parts within Georges River Council)
- Padstow Heights
- Picnic Point
- Potts Hill
- Regents Park (with parts within Cumberland Council)
- Revesby Heights
- Riverwood (with parts within Georges River Council)
- Villawood (with parts within Fairfield Council)
- Wiley Park
The City of Canterbury Bankstown has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Ashbury, Holden Street: Ashfield Reservoir
- Belmore, Burwood Road: Belmore railway station
- Canterbury, Bankstown railway: Canterbury railway station, Sydney
- Canterbury, 9 Fore Street: Bethungra (Canterbury, New South Wales)
- Canterbury, Sugar House Road: Old Sugarmill
- Earlwood, Pine Street: Cooks River Sewage Aqueduct
- Earlwood, Unwin Street: Wolli Creek Aqueduct
|Selected historical census data for the City of Canterbury Bankstown|
|Population||Estimated residents on census night||346,302||319,807||300,274||294,833|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales||1st|
|% of New South Wales population||4.63%|
|% of Australian population||1.48%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$502|
|% of Australian median income||75.8%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,437|
|% of Australian median income||82.9%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,298|
|% of Australian median income||90.3%|
The City of Canterbury Bankstown was under the management of Administrator Richard Colley and Interim General Manager Matthew Stewart until elections were held on 9 September 2017 and the first meeting of the elected council on 26 September 2017. The Code of meeting practice for Bankstown City Council was adopted as the provisional code for the new council. The first meeting of the council was held at Bankstown Council Chambers on 24 May 2016. Jim Montague PSM, Canterbury Council General Manager from 1983–2016, was initially proclaimed as a Deputy General Manager of the new council, but retired two weeks after the proclamation.
|Administrator||Richard Colley||12 May 2016 – 26 September 2017||General Manager of Bankstown 2000–2007 and Administrator of Wollongong 2010–2011|
|Mayor||Khal Asfour||26 September 2017 – date||Mayor of Bankstown 2011–2014, 2015–2016|
|Deputy Mayor||Bilal El-Hayek||19 September 2019 – date|||
|Matthew Stewart||12 May 2016 – present||General Manager of Bankstown 2010–2016|
The Council comprises fifteen Councillors elected proportionally, with three Councillors elected in five wards. On 9 September 2017 the current council was elected for a fixed three-year term of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected by the councillors for two-year and one-year terms respectively.
The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council, by order of election, is as follows:
|Australian Labor Party||9|
|Liberal Party of Australia||5|
|Bankstown Ward||Khal Asfour||Labor||Mayor 2017–date|
|Bilal El-Hayek||Labor||Deputy Mayor 2019–date|
|Bass Hill Ward||Alex Kuskoff||Labor||Bankstown North Ward Councillor 2008–2016|
|Canterbury Ward||Clare Raffan||Labor||Deputy Mayor 2018–2019|
|Linda Eisler||Greens||Canterbury East Ward Councillor 2008–2016|
|Revesby Ward||Linda Downey||Labor||Mayor of Bankstown 2014–2015|
|Glen Waud||Liberal||Bankstown West Ward Councillor 2008–2016|
|Roselands Ward||Nadia Saleh||Labor||Deputy Mayor 2017–2018|
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- "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.
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- "Belmore Railway Station Group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01081. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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- "Bethungra". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00224. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Old Sugarmill". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00290. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Cooks River Sewage Aqueduct". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01322. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Wolli Creek Aqueduct". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01355. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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- "Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected". CBCity News. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
- "Canterbury-Bankstown - Bankstown Ward - Final Results". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
- "Canterbury-Bankstown - Bass Hill Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
- "Canterbury-Bankstown - Canterbury Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
- "Canterbury-Bankstown - Revesby Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
- "Canterbury-Bankstown - Roselands Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2017.