Hurstville City Council
|Hurstville City Council|
New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney, 1931–2016
|Population||80,823 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,510/km2 (9,100/sq mi)|
|Established||25 March 1887|
|Abolished||12 May 2016|
|Area||23 km2 (8.9 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Civic Centre, Hurstville|
|Website||Hurstville City Council|
The Hurstville City Council was a local government area in the St George and southern region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The city centre of Hurstville is located 17 kilometres (11 mi) south–west of Sydney and west of Botany Bay. Hurstville was incorporated as a municipality in 1887, declared a city in 1988, and abolished in 2016.
A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Hurstville City Council merge with the Kogarah City Council to form a new council with an area of 38 square kilometres (15 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 147,000. On 12 May 2016 the NSW Government announced that the Hurstville City Council would merge with the neighbouring Kogarah City Council to establish the Georges River Council, with immediate effect.
On 25 March 1887 the NSW Government Gazette published a proclamation declaring the "Municipal District of Hurstville". On 28 June 1900, a further proclamation declared Bexley Ward of Hurstville be separated and named the Borough of Bexley. On 28 June 1900 a new proclamation declared the "Municipality of Hurstville". On 2 August 1922, a part of Hurstville was transferred to the Sutherland Shire, on 5 December 1924 part of Canterbury Municipality was transferred to Hurstville, and on 1 January 1931 part of Hurstville was given to Kogarah Municipality. On 25 November 1988 Hurstville was proclaimed a city, becoming the "Hurstville City Council".
In December 1920, Hurstville combined with the councils of Rockdale, Kogarah, and Bexley to form the St George County Council. The elected County Council was established to provide electricity to the Kogarah, Rockdale, Hurstville, and Bexley areas and ceased to exist when it was amalgamated with the Sydney County Council on 1 January 1980.
Suburbs and localities in the former local government area
Suburbs in the Hurstville City Council were:
- Beverly Hills (with a minor proportion in the City of Canterbury)
- Kingsgrove (parts were located both within City of Canterbury & City of Rockdale council areas)
- Narwee (With parts in the City of Canterbury)
- Peakhurst Heights
- Riverwood (with parts in the City of Canterbury)
Hurstville City Council also managed and maintained the following localities:
- Boggywell Creek
- Edith Bay
- Gertrude Point
- Gungah Bay
- Westfield Hurstville
- Hurstville Bay
- Jew Fish Bay
- Jew Fish Point
- Lime Kiln Bay
- Lime Kiln Head
- Oatley West
- Soilybottom Point
At the 2011 Census, there were 78,855 people in the Hurstville local government area, of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population. The median age of people in the Hurstville City Council was 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.4% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 53.4% were married and 9.2% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the Hurstville City Council between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 5.31%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 6.96%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in Hurstville local government area was marginally lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the Hurstville City Council is generally on par with the national average.
|Selected historical census data for Hurstville local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||70,009||73,725||78,855|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales|
|% of New South Wales population||1.14%|
|% of Australian population||0.37%||0.37%||0.37%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$664||A$540|
|% of Australian median income||142.5%||93.6%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,510||A$1,475|
|% of Australian median income||147.0%||99.6%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,773||A$1,284|
|% of Australian median income||151.4%||104.0%|
Final composition and election method
Hurstville City Council was composed of twelve Councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each ward electing four Councillors. All Councillors were elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor were elected annually by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council in September. The last election was held on 8 September 2012, and the final makeup of the Council in the term 2012–2016, in order of election by ward, was as follows:
|Hurstville ||Vince Badalati||Labor||Mayor 2001–2004, 2005–2009, 2015–2016. Elected to Georges River Hurstville Ward, 2017.|
|Nancy Liu||Unity||Deputy Mayor 2013–2014. Elected to Georges River Hurstville Ward, 2017.|
|Colin Drane||Labor||Councillor 2012–2016|
|Brent Thomas||Labor||Councillor 2014–2016. Elected at by-election on 15 March 2014 caused by resignation of Andrew Istephan.|
|Andrew Istephan||Liberal||Deputy Mayor 2012–2013. Resigned 2 December 2013.|
|Peakhurst ||Jack Jacovou||Liberal||Mayor 2012–2014. Resigned July 2015 (no by-election).|
|Michelle Stevens||Independent||Deputy Mayor 2014–2015|
|Rita Kastanias||Liberal||Councillor 2012–2016. Elected to Georges River Peakhurst Ward, 2017.|
|Philip Sansom||Independent||Mayor 1999–2000, 2009–2011, Deputy Mayor 2005–2006, 2008–2009|
|Penshurst ||Justin Mining||Labor||Councillor 2012–2016|
|Con Hindi||Liberal||Deputy Mayor 2009–2012, Mayor 2014–2015. Elected to Georges River Mortdale Ward, 2017.|
|Dominic Sin||Labor||Deputy Mayor 2015–2016|
|Christina Wu||Liberal||Councillor 2012–2016. Elected to Georges River Hurstville Ward, 2017.|
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hurstville (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
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