On 9 September 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Bayside” Council through the acceptance of the City of Botany Bay and Rockdale City council proposal.
Bayside Council includes the following wards:
- Botany Bay Ward
- Bexley Ward
- Rockdale Ward
- Mascot Ward
- Port Botany Ward
Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.
Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
Other new council benefits:
- Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds and library or pool upgrades.
- Each new council will receive up to $10 million to streamline administrative processes and cut red tape. (Unspent funds may be redirected to community projects)
- Ratepayers, in new council areas, will have their rates protected against future increases, meaning they will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their old council for 4 years.
Elections for new councils will take place 9 September 2017.
Key information about the new council:
Area (sq Km): 50
Number of Wards: 5
Number of councillors per ward: 3
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Managing the implementation
An Administrator and Interim General Manager have been appointed to oversee the implementation of the new council.
Name: Greg Wright
Interim General Manager
Name: Meredith Wallace
Stronger Communities Fund
With the funding provided by the NSW Government, the Council has funded community projects and major projects. Details of these projects appear below. If there are no major projects listed, this means that the Council has yet to finalise the projects that will be funded.
Projects for Bayside Council
|Eastgardens Westfield Pagewood||Establishment of the Bayside Council Customer Service Centre||$2,500,000|
|Pine Park Ramsgate Beach||Detailed design and documentation to relocate care parking and create 6m wide promenade along the beachfront and associated works||$4,000,000|
|Cahill Park, Wolli Creek||Detailed design, documentation and implementation of elements of the Cahill Park master plan including lighting and pathway connections||$2,500,000|
|Women's Community Shelters Ltd||Crisis accommodation shelter||$50,000|
|Exodus Youth Work||Employment skills training program||$50,000|
|Kyeemagh Infants Public School P&C Association||Workshop facility for growing and cooking||$27,632|
|Bay City Care||After-school youth 'Drop-In' centre||$50,000|
|South Eastern Community Connect||Community wellness and mentoring||$49,002|
|Dolls Point Football Club||Installation of lighting towers||$48,400|
|Pagewood Botany Football Club Inc||Upgrade of technology and canteen||$50,000|
|St George Children with Disabilities Fund Incorporated||Upgrade of equipment to support children||$25,000|
|Arncliffe Scots Baseball Club||Installation of dedicated ground watering||$50,000|
|St George Football Club||Installation of new seating and portable goal posts||$50,000|
|Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre Inc||In Kind Support to fund various elements of service provision||$19,880|
|Bayside Business Enterprise Centre||Facilitation – Programs and incidentals such as transport/parking, stationery, computer software to support the running of the centre||$4,833|
|The Bay Community Garden||Shelter / Shed / Water Tank / Guttering and Downpipe Installation||$30,327|
|South Eastern Community Connect||Project Coordinator/Health Nurse/Venue Hire/Publicity and Promotion||$49,654|
|Rockdale Rugby Football Club||Funding to upgrade the canteen facilities||$50,000|
|Botany Family and Children’s Centre||Resurface backyard with soft-fall, install fixed equipment / panels & seating||$50,000|
|3 Bridges Community Limited||The Arncliffe Men's Shed||$50,000|
|The Deli Women and Children’s’ Centre||Domestic Violence Groups for Mums with the key focus on strengthening safety, security and reinforcing mother/child attachment.||$26,996|
|Children with Disabilities Fund||Support Equipment for Children with Disabilities||$25,000|
|Moving Forward Domestic Family Violence||Education costs for technology, stationery, tertiary fees, text books and some of the other hidden costs associated with study||$24,829|
|Nurses on Wheels||Nurses On Wheels (NOW), Purchase Day Tripper Bus||$50,000|
|Shopfront Arts Co. Op. Ltd.||Project Manager Wages for 12 months + Carer Supervision and Support Program Administration||$50,000|
|Moving Forward Domestic Family Violence||To facilitate a half day professional development symposium offering strategies to assist those who are working with children who have experienced trauma.||$10,068|
|Macedonian Orthodox Church St Petka||New technology - Fire & Emergency Lighting Upgrade||$24,568|
|St George Youth Services||The Youth POP-UP! Activities Project is an innovative, interactive & engaging program of POP-Up activities for young people who reside in various locations across the Bayside LGA.||$50,000|