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
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