City of Bayswater

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City of Bayswater
Western Australia
Bayswater LGA WA.png
Population66,050 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,909.0/km2 (4,944/sq mi)
Established1897
Area34.6 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
MayorDan Bull
Council seatMorley
RegionEastern Metropolitan Perth
State electorate(s)Maylands, Bassendean, Morley
Federal Division(s)Division of Perth
Logo of the City of Bayswater.svg
WebsiteCity of Bayswater
LGAs around City of Bayswater:
Stirling Swan Swan
Stirling City of Bayswater Bassendean
Vincent Victoria Park Belmont

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.

History[edit]

The Bayswater Road District was created on 5 March 1897. At first, meetings were held in Halliday House, the home of inaugural chairman Thomas Halliday.[2] On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. On 29 October 1983 it attained city status.[3][4] In 1998 the suburb of Maylands was transferred into the City of Bayswater from the City of Stirling. The portion of the suburb of Noranda north of Widgee Road was transferred to the City of Bayswater from the City of Swan on 1 July 2016.[5]

Chairmen[edit]

  • Henry Thomas Halliday (1897–1899)[2]
  • George Squire Birkley Pickett (1900)
  • Thomas Cherry (1902–1903)
  • Edward Stevens (1903–1904)[6]
  • Robert Beard (c. 1904)
  • Alfred Archibald West (c. 1907)
  • Richard George Ardagh (1920–1923, 1924)[7]
  • Albert McGilvray (1926–1934)[8]
  • James Earl Batey (1934–?)
  • Edward Menmuir (1949)
  • Merv Toms (1951–1965)[9]

Mayors[edit]

  • John D'Orazio (1984-2001)[10]
  • Terry Kenyon (2005–2007)
  • Lou Magro (2007–2009)
  • Terry Kenyon (2009–2013)
  • Sylvan Albert (2013–2015)
  • Barry McKenna (2015–2017)
  • Dan Bull (2017–Present)

[edit]

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.[11][12]

Services[edit]

The City of Bayswater had three libraries. They are in Maylands, Bayswater and Morley. The City also owns The RISE, Bayswater Waves, Maylands Waterland and Morley Sport and Recreation Centre.

Wards[edit]

The City is divided into 4 wards. The mayor and deputy mayor are each elected from among the councillors.

  • Central Ward (3 Councillors) Barry McKenna (1991–present), Steven Ostaszewskyj (2019–present), Sally Palmer (2015–present)
  • North Ward (3 Councillors) Stephanie Gray (2017–present), Filomena Piffaretti (2017–present), Michelle Sutherland (2018 - present)
  • South Ward (2 Councillors) Catherine Ehrhardt (2015–present), Elli Petersen-Pik (2017–present)
  • West Ward (3 Councillors) Dan Bull (2015–present), Lorna Clarke (2017–present), Giorgia Johnson (2017–present)

Current Mayor: Dan Bull (Oct 2017–present). Current Deputy Mayor: Filomena Piffaretti (Oct 2019–present)

Suburbs[edit]

* indicates suburb partially located within City

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1911 1,790—    
1921 2,392+2.94%
1933 4,138+4.67%
1947 6,453+3.22%
1954 14,555+12.32%
1961 19,296+4.11%
1966 26,112+6.24%
1971 34,261+5.58%
1976 38,302+2.25%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1981 38,526+0.12%
1986 41,331+1.42%
1991 43,810+1.17%
1996 43,573−0.11%
2001 54,008+4.39%
2006 55,801+0.66%
2011 61,262+1.88%
2016 64,677+1.09%

Heritage listed places[edit]

As of 2020, 358 places are heritage-listed in the City of Bayswater,[13] of which 24 are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them Tranby House, the Albany Bell Castle and the Garratt Road Bridge.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bayswater (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Register of Heritage Places – Assessment Documentation". Heritage Council of WA. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
  4. ^ "Local Government Act 1960–1982. City of Bayswater (City Status) Order 1983". Western Australia Government Gazette. 3 June 1983. p. 1983:1704.
  5. ^ Pascual Juanola, Marta (31 March 2016). "Noranda joins Baysy". The Perth Voice. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Local Heritage Survey". City of Bayswater. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Hon Richard George Ardagh". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  8. ^ "OFFICE BEARERS CHANGED – Bayswater Board Elections". The Daily News. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  9. ^ "John Mervin Toms". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Mr John Biase D'Orazio". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Our Logo". City of Bayswater. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Bayswater Thematic Framework April 2020". City of Bayswater. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  13. ^ "City of Bayswater Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  14. ^ "City of Bayswater State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°53′13″S 115°54′25″E / 31.887°S 115.907°E / -31.887; 115.907