Lane Cove Council

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Lane Cove Council
New South Wales
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Coordinates 33°45′S 151°09′E / 33.750°S 151.150°E / -33.750; 151.150Coordinates: 33°45′S 151°09′E / 33.750°S 151.150°E / -33.750; 151.150
Population 36,051 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 3,280/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
Established 11 February 1895
Area 11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Mayor Pam Palmer
Council seat Lane Cove
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) North Sydney
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Website Lane Cove Council
LGAs around Lane Cove Council:
Ryde Willoughby Willoughby
Ryde Lane Cove Council North Sydney
Hunter's Hill Canada Bay Inner West / Sydney

The Lane Cove Council is a local government area located in the south-west corner of the north shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The administrative seat of Lane Cove is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north-west of the Sydney central business district. On the western and southern borders is the Lane Cove River with the Ryde and Hunter's Hill, across the river on the western and southern banks respectively. To the north is the Willoughby and to the east is North Sydney.

The Mayor of Lane Cove Council since 25 September 2017 is Cr. Pam Palmer (Independent).[2]

Suburbs and localities in the local government area[edit]

Suburbs in the Municipality of Lane Cove are:

Localities in the municipality are:

Demographics[edit]

At the 2016 census there were 36,051 people in the Lane Cove local government area, of these 49.2 per cent were male and 50.2 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3 per cent 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 Municipality of Lane Cove was 36 years; slightly lower than the national median of 38 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 18.5 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.7 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 51.8 per cent were married and 10.4 per cent were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the Municipality of Lane Cove between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 0.29 per cent; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 3.44 per cent. At the 2016 census, the population in the Municipality increased by 14.41 per cent. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same period, being 8.8 per cent, population growth in the Lane Cove local government area was significantly higher than the national average.[1][3][4][5] The median weekly income for residents within the Municipality of Lane Cove was significantly higher than the national average.

Selected historical census data for Lane Cove local government area
Census year 2001[3] 2006[4] 2011[5] 2016[1]
Population Estimated residents on census night 30,340 30,427 31,510 36,051
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 58th Increase 56th
% of New South Wales population 0.81% Decrease 0.48%
% of Australian population 0.27% Decrease 0.26% Steady 0.26% Decrease 0.15%
Estimated ATSI population on census night 72 62 79 118
% of ATSI population to residents 0.2% Steady 0.2% Increase 0.3% Steady 0.3%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English 23.7% Decrease 22.6%
Australian 21.2% Decrease 18.3%
Irish 9.9% Decrease 9.6%
Chinese 6.5% Increase 8.3%
Scottish 7.0% Decrease 6.7%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 1.6% Increase 2.3% Increase 2.9% Increase 4.7%
Cantonese 3.1% Steady 3.1% Steady 3.1% Steady 3.1%
Spanish n/c n/c Increase 1.1% Increase 1.3%
Japanese 0.9% Increase 1.0% Decrease 0.9% Increase 1.2%
Persian (excluding Dari) n/c n/c n/c Increase 1.2%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No religion, so described 17.1% Increase 19.5% Increase 24.8% Increase 32.0%
Catholic 29.4% Steady 29.4% Increase 29.6% Decrease 26.9%
Anglican 20.7% Decrease 19.3% Decrease 17.5% Decrease 13.0%
Not stated n/c n/c n/c Increase 8.4%
Buddhism n/c n/c Increase 2.6% Increase 3.1%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$811 A$970 A$1,149
% of Australian median income 174.0% 168.1% 173.6%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,729 A$2,637 A$2,971
% of Australian median income 168.4% 178.1% 171.3%
Household income Median weekly household income A$2,295 A$2,181 A$2,376
% of Australian median income 196.0% 176.7% 165.2%
Dwelling structure
Dwelling type Separate house 48.9% Increase 49.8% Steady 49.8% Decrease 42.3%
Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse 6.1% Decrease 5.4% Increase 6.0% Decrease 5.5%
Flat or apartment 43.6% Increase 44.1% Decrease 43.6% Increase 51.6%

Council[edit]

Lane Cove council office

Current composition and election method[edit]

Lane Cove Municipal Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each ward electing three Councillors. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election for a three-year term was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[6][7][8]

Party Councillors
  Independents 5
  Liberal Party of Australia 3
  Australian Labor Party 1
Total 9

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Central Ward[6]   Deborah Hutchens Liberal Mayor 2015–2017, Deputy Mayor 2014–2015
  Karola Brent Independent Deputy Mayor 2017–date[2]
  Katherine Morris Independent
East Ward[7]   Pam Palmer Independent Mayor 2017–date[2]
  David Brooks-Horn Liberal Mayor 2013–2015
  Frances Vissel Independent
West Ward[8]   Scott Bennison Liberal Mayor 2012–2013
  Daniel Strassberg Independent
  Andrew Zbik Labor

Council history[edit]

In May 1865, 67 residents of the rural District of Willoughby, which included what is now Lane Cove, sent a petition to the Governor Sir John Young, requesting the incorporation of the "Municipality of North Willoughby".[9] This resulted in the municipality being formally proclaimed on 23 October 1865.[10]

There were no wards until 1876 when the council was divided into three wards: Chatsworth Ward to the north, Middle Harbour Ward to the east and Lane Cove Ward to the west. Lane Cove Ward subsequently became the separate "Borough of Lane Cove" on 11 February 1895.[11] With the passing of the Local Government Act, 1906, the name was changed to be the "Municipality of Lane Cove" and with the passing of the Local Government Act, 1993, the council legally changed to "Lane Cove Council" and aldermen were retitled councillors.

A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Municipality of Lane Cove merge with the councils across the river. The government proposed a merger of the Hunter's Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde Councils to form a new council with an area of 57 square kilometres (22 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 164,000.[12] In July 2017, the Berejiklian government decided to abandon the forced merger of the Hunter's Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde local government areas, along with several other proposed forced mergers.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lane Cove (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c Graham, Ben (27 September 2017). "LANE COVE COUNCIL: INDEPENDENTS SWOOP IN TO TAKE MAYOR AND DEPUTY POSITIONS IN LIBERAL HEARTLAND". North Shore Times. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Lane Cove (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lane Cove (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lane Cove (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ a b "Lane Cove - Central Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Lane Cove - East Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Lane Cove - West Ward". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "PETITION UNDER THE MUNICIPAL ACT". New South Wales Government Gazette (107). New South Wales, Australia. 30 May 1865. p. 1161. Retrieved 20 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ "MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH WILLOUGHBY". New South Wales Government Gazette (227). New South Wales, Australia. 25 October 1865. p. 2401. Retrieved 20 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  11. ^ "Government Gazette Proclamations and Legislation". New South Wales Government Gazette (101). New South Wales, Australia. 11 February 1895. p. 914. Retrieved 20 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  12. ^ "Merger proposal: Hunter's Hill Council, Lane Cove Council, City of Ryde Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  13. ^ 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. 

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