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|