City of Darwin
|City of Darwin
|Population||81,670 (2013 est)|
|• Density||729/km2 (1,889/sq mi)|
|Area||112 km2 (43.2 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Katrina Fong Lim|
|Website||City of Darwin|
The City of Darwin is a local government area of the Northern Territory, Australia. It includes the central business district of the capital, Darwin, and represents two-thirds of its metropolitan population. The City covers an area of 112 square kilometres (43 sq mi) and, at the 2011 census, had an estimated population of 73,000 people.
The first Town and District Council was formed in 1874. The Darwin Town Council was created in 1915. From 1921 the five member Council had been elected on a ratepayer's franchise. In 1930 the Mayor and Councillors resigned in protest against the re-introduction of adult suffrage. A caretaker Council was appointed until 1937, when it was abolished at the Council's own request.
In 1955 a statement added to the Local Government Ordinance provided for the Constitution of the Municipality of Darwin. In 1957 the Council was increased to twelve members and a Mayor.
An annual election providing for the Mayor and half of the Council members to be retired at each election, was also introduced at this time. In 1959 an Ordinance provided that the Municipality of Darwin be constituted a city and named 'The City of Darwin'.
Wards and councillors
The City of Darwin is divided into four wards, governed by 12 alderman across those wards, as well as one directly elected Lord Mayor. Aldermen from each ward are elected using a Single Transferable Vote (STV) proportional system.
Most of the suburb of Charles Darwin (National Park) reaches outside of the Darwin City limits into unincorporated territory, as do large parts of Berrimah and Hidden Valley. The last two suburbs, Buffalo Creek and Holmes, were approved in 2007. They are still largely undeveloped, especially Buffalo Creek.
|Kalymnos||South Aegean region||Greece||April 1982|
|Anchorage||Alaska||United States||July 1982|
|Milikapiti||Northern Territory||Australia||July 1999|
|Dili||Dili District||East Timor||September 2003|
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 7. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Northern Territory". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 March 2013). "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- http://www.bushtel.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/46654/DarwinCityViewMunicipal.pdf Map with suburb boundaries
- "Darwin's Sister Cities". Darwin City Council. Retrieved 18 September 2010.