City of Randwick

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City of Randwick
New South Wales
Randwick lga sydney.png
Coordinates33°55′S 151°15′E / 33.917°S 151.250°E / -33.917; 151.250Coordinates: 33°55′S 151°15′E / 33.917°S 151.250°E / -33.917; 151.250
Population
 • Density3,910/km2 (10,120/sq mi)
Established23 February 1859 (1859-02-23)
Area36 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
MayorDanny Said
Council seatRandwick Town Hall
RegionMetropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Randwick City Council Logo.jpg
WebsiteCity of Randwick
LGAs around City of Randwick:
Sydney Waverley Waverley
Bayside City of Randwick Tasman Sea
Sutherland Sutherland Tasman Sea

The City of Randwick is a local government area in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1859, Randwick is the second-oldest local government area in New South Wales, after the City of Sydney. It comprises an area of 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had a population of 140,660.[1]

The Mayor of the City of Randwick is Cr. Danny Said, a member of NSW Labor, who was elected on 25 September 2019.[3]

Suburbs and localities in the local government area[edit]

Suburbs and localities in the City of Randwick are:

These localities are also serviced by Randwick Council:

History[edit]

Indigenous Australian history in the area dates back tens of thousands of years. The local people at the time of colonisation were the Cadigal of the Dharug language group. European settlement led to the deaths of many Cadigal via introduced diseases or in conflict with settlers. The surviving Cadigal left the area or were pushed to the fringes of settlement. By the mid-nineteenth century, the original tribal groupings had been effectively destroyed.

The name Randwick comes from the village of Randwick in Gloucestershire, England, birthplace of the district's first mayor Simeon Henry Pearce. The area was home to a few wealthy landowners and the poor residents of several shantytowns until the 1880s, when the coming of trams from Sydney brought extensive suburban development. This development continued steadily, with new tram lines (long since demolished) opening up most of the city for subdivision by the early 1900s. The New South Wales University of Technology opened at Kensington in 1949 on the site of Kensington Racecourse, eventually becoming the University of New South Wales.

A 2015 review of local government boundaries recommended that the City of Randwick merge with the Waverley and Woollahra councils to form a new council with an area of 58 square kilometres (22 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 274,000.[4] Following an independent review, in May 2016 the NSW Government sought to dismiss the Council and force its amalgamation with Woollahra and Waverley councils. Woollahra Council instigated legal action claiming that there was procedural unfairness and that a KPMG report at the centre of merger proposals had been "misleading". The matter was heard before the NSW Court of Appeal who, in December 2016, unanimously dismissed Woollahra Council's appeal, finding no merit in its arguments that the proposed merger with Waverley and Randwick councils was invalid.[5] In July 2017, the Berejiklian government decided to abandon the forced merger of the Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick local government areas, along with several other proposed forced mergers.[6]

Town Clerks and General Managers[edit]

Name Term Notes
Ernest Henry Strachan 12 May 1898 – 1912 [7]
William Kirby Percival 8 February 1912 – [8]
Richard Thomas Latham 1938 – 1963 [9]
R. A. Woodward 1963 – 1982 [10]
Geoff J. Rose 1982 – 1991 [11]
A. V. Burgess 1991 – 1997 [12]
Gordon Messiter 1997 – July 2004 [13]
Ray Brownlee 2004 – 28 September 2018 [14]
Therese Manns 1 November 2018 – present [15]

Demographics[edit]

At the 2016 census, there were 140,660 people in the Randwick local government area, of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population; significantly below the NSW and Australian averages of 2.9 and 2.8 per cent respectively. The median age of people in the City of Randwick was 34 years. Children aged 0–14 years made up 14.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.4% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 38.5% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the City of Randwick between the 2001 Census and the 2006 census was 1.10%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 7.59%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in Randwick local government area was lower than the national average.[16] The median weekly income for residents within the City of Randwick was higher than the national average.[17][18]

Selected historical census data for Randwick local government area
Census year 2001[16] 2006[18] 2011[17] 2016[1]
Population Estimated residents on census night 118,580 119,884 128,989 140,660
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 19th
% of New South Wales population 1.90% Decrease 1.86% Increase 1.88%
% of Australian population 0.63% Decrease 0.60% Steady 0.60% Steady 0.60%
Estimated ATSI population on census night 1,351 1,474 1,842 2,144
% of ATSI population to residents 1.1% Increase 1.2% Increase 1.4% Increase 1.5%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
Australian 17.5%
English 18.5%
Chinese 9.4%
Irish 9.2%
Scottish 4.9%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 2.7% Increase 3.5% Increase 4.8%
Greek 4.8% Decrease 4.3% Decrease 3.8%
Cantonese 4.2% Decrease 3.8% Decrease 3.4%
Indonesian 2.6% Decrease 2.0% Decrease 1.9%
Spanish n/c n/c Increase 1.5%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 31.6% Decrease 30.2% Decrease 29.4%
No religion 14.6% Increase 17.5% Increase 22.3%
Anglican 15.6% Decrease 14.0% Decrease 12.4%
Eastern Orthodox 7.3% Decrease 7.1% Decrease 6.5%
Judaism n/c Increase 3.6% Increase 4.2%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$593 A$718 A$834
% of Australian median income 127.3% Decrease 124.4% Increase 126.0%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,185 A$2,066 A$2,421
% of Australian median income 115.4% Increase 139.5% Increase 139.6%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,579 A$1,577 A$1,916
% of Australian median income 134.8% Decrease 127.8% Increase 133.2%
Dwelling structure
Dwelling type Separate house 30.2% Increase 32.3% Decrease 30.6% Decrease 26.4%
Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse 15.8% Decrease 14.7% Increase 15.6% Increase 16.5%
Flat or apartment 51.7% Increase 52.1% Increase 53.3% Increase 55.8%

Council[edit]

Randwick Town Hall, designed in the Italianate style by Sydney architects Blackman and Parkes, has been the seat of the council since 1886.
Mayor Term Notes
Mayor Danny Said 25 September 2019 – date [3]
Deputy Mayor Philipa Veitch 25 September 2019 – date [3]
General Manager Term Notes
Ray Brownlee 2004 – 28 September 2018 [14]
Therese Manns 1 November 2018 – date GM, City of Broken Hill, Boorowa Shire.[15]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Randwick City Council is composed of fifteen Councillors elected proportionally as five separate wards,[19] each electing three Councillors. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected for a two-year term, with the Deputy Mayor for one year, by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[20][21][22][23][24]

Party Councillors
  Australian Labor Party 5
  Liberal Party of Australia 4
  Independents 3
  Greens NSW 3
Total 15

The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Central Ward[20]   Dylan Parker Labor Elected 2017.
  Ted Seng Liberal Elected 1995. Mayor 2005–2006 2014–2015, Deputy Mayor 1996–1997
  Anthony Andrews Independent Elected 2001. Deputy Mayor 2013–2015
East Ward[21]   Brendan Roberts Liberal Elected 2012. Deputy Mayor 2016–2017
  Tony Bowen Labor Elected 2008. Mayor 2012–2013
  Murray Matson Greens Elected 1995. Mayor 2004–2005 2010–2011, Deputy Mayor 2007–2008
North Ward[22]   Christie Hamilton Liberal Elected 2017.
  Kathy Neilson Labor Elected 2012. Mayor 2018–19[3]
  Lindsay Shurey Greens Elected 2012. Mayor 2017–2018[25][26]
South Ward[23]   Noel D'Souza Independent Elected 2012. Mayor 2015–2017, Deputy Mayor 2012–2013
  Carlos Da Rocha Independent Elected 2017 on Noel D'Souza's ticket.
  Danny Said Labor Elected 2017. Deputy Mayor 2018-19, Mayor 2019 - date[3]
West Ward[24]   Harry Stavrinos Liberal Elected 2012.
  Alexandra Luxford Labor Elected 2017. Deputy Mayor 2017–2018[25]
  Philipa Veitch Greens Elected 2017, Deputy Mayor 2019 - date

Heritage listings[edit]

The City of Randwick has a number of heritage-listed sites, including those listed under the New South Wales Heritage Register:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Councillors Kathy Neilson and Danny Said elected new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Randwick" (Media Release). Randwick City Council. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Merger proposal: Randwick City Council, Waverley Council, Woollahra Municipal Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 7. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ Visentin, Lisa (22 December 2016). "Woollahra loses merger appeal, hints at High Court challenge". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  6. ^ Blumer, Clare; Chettle, Nicole (27 July 2017). "NSW council amalgamations: Mayors fight to claw back court dollars after backflip on merger". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  7. ^ "BOROUGH OF RANDWICK". New South Wales Government Gazette (420). New South Wales, Australia. 17 May 1898. p. 3782. Retrieved 28 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "MUNICIPALITY OF RANDWICK". Government Gazette Of The State Of New South Wales (24). New South Wales, Australia. 14 February 1912. p. 1215. Retrieved 28 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Park Names". Randwick City Council. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  10. ^ "RANDWICK MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.—Local Government Act, 1919 (Section 269A).—Ordinance No. 30, Clause 55A.—". Government Gazette Of The State Of New South Wales (73). New South Wales, Australia. 22 May 1981. p. 2842. Retrieved 2 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "RANDWICK MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.—Local Government Act, 1919 (Section 269A).—Ordinance No. 30, Clause 55A.—". Government Gazette Of The State Of New South Wales (179). New South Wales, Australia. 24 December 1982. p. 6012. Retrieved 2 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "RANDWICK CITY COUNCIL". Government Gazette Of The State Of New South Wales (57). New South Wales, Australia. 12 May 1995. p. 2444. Retrieved 2 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Messiter calls it a day". Southern Courier. 6 July 2004. p. 4.
  14. ^ a b "Ray Brownlee appointed new Chief Executive Officer" (Media Release). Northern Beaches Council. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Therese Manns appointed Randwick Council General Manager" (Press release). Randwick City Council. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
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  17. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Randwick (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  18. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Randwick (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  19. ^ "Randwick City Council: Wards and Suburbs". City of Randwick. September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  20. ^ a b "City of Randwick - Central Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  21. ^ a b "City of Randwick - East Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  22. ^ a b "City of Randwick - North Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  23. ^ a b "City of Randwick - South Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  24. ^ a b "City of Randwick - West Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
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  26. ^ "Randwick Council elects all-female leadership team for next 12 months" (Media Release). City of Randwick. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  27. ^ "Centennial Park Reservoir WS001". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01320. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  28. ^ "Woollahra Reservoir WS022". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01356. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  29. ^ "Cliffbrook". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00609. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  30. ^ "McIver Women's Baths". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01869. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  31. ^ "Wylie's Baths". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01677. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  32. ^ "Carthona". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00555. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  33. ^ "Bare Island Fort". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00978. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  34. ^ "La Perouse Mission Church". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01893. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  35. ^ "Chinese Market Gardens". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01299. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  36. ^ "Prince Henry Site". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01651. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  37. ^ "Long Bay Correctional Centre". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00810. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  38. ^ "Malabar Headland". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01741. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  39. ^ "Centennial Park, Moore Park, Queens Park". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01384. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  40. ^ "Randwick Post Office (former) and Jubilee Fountain". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01409. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  41. ^ "Randwick Presbyterian Church". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01777. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  42. ^ "St. Jude's Anglican Church, Cemetery, Rectory, Vergers Residence". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00012. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  43. ^ "Corana and Hygeia". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00454. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  44. ^ Sydney Lodges
  45. ^ walkingcoastalsydney.com.au
  46. ^ "Sandgate". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00067. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  47. ^ "Substation". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00935. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  48. ^ "Venice". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00175. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  49. ^ "Hooper Cottage". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00087. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  50. ^ "Nugal Hall". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00173. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  51. ^ "Electricity Substation No. 349". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01792. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  52. ^ "Rathven". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00139. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  53. ^ "Ritz Theatre". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00348. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  54. ^ "Emanuel School". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00386. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  55. ^ "Avonmore Terrace". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00565. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  56. ^ "Big Stable Newmarket". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00388. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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