North Sydney Council
|North Sydney Council
New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
|Population||72,618 (2015 est)|
|• Density||6,662.2/km2 (17,255/sq mi)|
|Area||10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)|
|Lord Mayor||Jilly Gibson (Independent)|
|Council seat||North Sydney|
|Website||North Sydney Council|
The area is bounded by Willoughby to the north and north-west, Manly to the north-east, Mosman to the east, Lane Cove to the west and Sydney Harbour to the south. It covers an area of approximately 10.9 square kilometres (4.2 sq mi). The administrative seat of North Sydney Council is located in the suburb of North Sydney, approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of the Sydney central business district.
A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the North Sydney Council merge with adjoining councils. The government considered two proposals. The first proposed a merger of the North Sydney and Willoughby Councils to form a new council with an area of 33 square kilometres (13 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 145,000. The alternative, proposed by Warringah Council on 23 February 2016, was for an amalgamation of the Pittwater, Manly and Warringah councils. As a consequence of Warringah's proposal, the New South Wales Minister for Local Government Paul Toole proposed that the North Sydney, Willoughby and Mosman Councils merge. The outcome of an independent review is expected by mid–2016.
Suburbs and localities in the local government area
Suburbs serviced by North Sydney Council are:
Localities serviced by North Sydney Council include:
At the 2011 Census, there were 62,289 people in the North Sydney local government area, of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population. The median age of people in the North Sydney Council area was 36 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 11.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.5% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 40.7% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the North Sydney Council area between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 5.98%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 6.92%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the North Sydney local government area was on par with the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the North Sydney Council area was significantly higher and nearly double the national average.
|Selected historical census data for North Sydney local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||54,970||58,257||62,289|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales||39|
|% of New South Wales population||0.90%||0.90%|
|% of Australian population||0.29%||0.26%||0.29%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$1,010||A$1,216|
|% of Australian median income||207.8%||210.7%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,772||A$2,768|
|% of Australian median income||172.5%||186.9%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$2,510||A$2,205|
|% of Australian median income||214.3%||178.7%|
Current composition and election method
North Sydney Council is composed of thirteen Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the twelve other Councillors are elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing three Councillors. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||13|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:
|Cremorne Ward||Sarah Burke||Independent|
|Tunks Ward||MaryAnn Beregi||Independent|
|Victoria Ward||Ginny Bevan||Independent||Elected on Jilly Gibson's ticket|
|Wollstonecraft Ward||Zoë Baker||Independent|
|Jeff Morris||Independent||Elected on Zoë Baker's ticket|
The following Councillors resigned on these dates: Danielle Butcher and Tom Robertson on 27 May 2014, and Sarah Burke on 23 May 2015.
The next election is not confirmed but is usually the second Saturday in September, that is: Saturday, 8 September 2016.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Merger proposal: North Sydney Council, Willoughby City Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
- Toole, Paul (25 February 2016). "North Sydney, Willoughby and Mosman councils Proposal" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "North Sydney (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "North Sydney (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "North Sydney (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
- "North Sydney Council - Mayoral Election". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "North Sydney Council - Cremorne Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "North Sydney Council - Tunks Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "North Sydney Council - Victoria Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "North Sydney Council - Wollstonecraft Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.