City of Bayswater
|City of Bayswater|
|Population||66,050 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,909.0/km2 (4,944/sq mi)|
|Area||34.6 km2 (13.4 sq mi)|
|Region||Eastern Metropolitan Perth|
|State electorate(s)||Maylands, Bassendean, Morley|
|Federal division(s)||Division of Perth|
|Website||City of Bayswater|
The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 34.6 square kilometres (13.4 sq mi) and has a population of 65,050 as at the 2016 Census. The City of Bayswater is a member of the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council.
In the 1890s, Bayswater was a small settlement, awkwardly straddling the boundaries of the Perth and Swan Road Districts. In December 1894, residents held a meeting to petition for a road board. The government rejected the petition. A second attempt to get Bayswater's own road board in 1896 was successful. Both the Perth and Swan Road Boards were happy to relinquish responsibility for building roads there. The Bayswater Road Board was gazetted on 5 March 1897, becoming one of several new local government areas established in the 1890s along the railway. A wooden ratepayers' hall was constructed on Guildford Road.: 42, 50
In 1944, at the annual ratepayers' meeting, a majority of the seven ratepayers that attended voted for the board to change the district's name to "Oakleigh Park Road District". The name Bayswater was considered to obstruct progress due to its working class connotations. After advertising for objections to the change in name, many came in, and so the idea was ditched.: 204 On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
In October 1978, the shire council was sacked by the Government of Western Australia, for mismanagement, corruption and various actions breaking the Local Government Act. The shire sold council property and several large contracts without tenders. A commissioner was placed in charge of the council for five months. At the next council election on 24 February 1979, 80% of ratepayers voted, much higher than the usual 30%. Only two of the councillors elected had been councillors before.: 285–289 
On 29 October 1983, it attained city status. Around this same time, it relocated its administration from Bayswater to its present location on Broun Avenue in Morley. In 1998 the suburb of Maylands was transferred into the City of Bayswater from the City of Stirling.
The City of Bayswater's logo features an olive tree, which has history relating to Bayswater. In the 1840s, an olive tree was planted on Slade Street. The tree is still standing today, and it is the earliest sign of European occupation in the area.
The City is divided into 4 wards. The mayor and deputy mayor are each elected from among the councillors. Elections are held on the third Saturday in October every odd year, with councillors elected to four year terms. Approximately half of all positions are up for election at each election.
Political parties do not typically endorse candidates in local government in Western Australia. However, elected members are required to disclose membership of any political party.
|Sally Palmer||2015||2023||Member of the Australian Greens|
|Filomena Piffaretti||2017||2025||Mayor, Member of the Australian Labor Party|
|Michelle Sutherland||2018||2023||Member of the Liberal Party of Australia|
|South||Catherine Ehrhardt||2015||2023||Deputy Mayor|
|West||Dan Bull||2015||2023||Member of the Australian Labor Party|
|Lorna Clarke||2017||2025||Member of the Australian Labor Party|
|Giorgia Johnson||2017||2025||Member of the Australian Greens|
Heritage listed places
As of 2021, 359 places are heritage-listed in the City of Bayswater, of which 24 are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them Tranby House, the Albany Bell Castle and the Garratt Road Bridge.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bayswater (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- May, Catherine (2013). Changes they've seen : the city and people of Bayswater 1827-2013. Morley, W.A.: City of Bayswater. ISBN 9780646596082.
- The West Australian. 13 October 1978. p. 1.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
- "Local Government Act 1960–1982. City of Bayswater (City Status) Order 1983". Western Australia Government Gazette. 3 June 1983. p. 1983:1704.
- Pascual Juanola, Marta (31 March 2016). "Noranda joins Baysy". The Perth Voice. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- "Our Logo". City of Bayswater. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
- "Bayswater Thematic Framework April 2020". City of Bayswater. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
- "Elected Members Political Interest Register" (PDF). City of Bayswater. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
- "Elected Members". City of Bayswater. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
- "City of Bayswater Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- "City of Bayswater State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 23 February 2021.