On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Canterbury-Bankstown” Council.
Canterbury-Bankstown Council includes the following wards:
- Revesby Ward
- Bass Hill Ward
- Bankstown Ward
- Roselands Ward
- Canterbury Ward
Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
- 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 on 9 September 2017. Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.
Key information about the new council:
Area (sq Km): 110
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 through to the election.
Name: Richard Colley
Interim General Manager
Name: Matthew Stewart
For more information please call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7)
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 Canterbury Bankstown Council
|Regional Sports Framework||A multipurpose synthetic surface at Jensen Park||$1,500,000|
|Bankstown City Gardens||Stage 2 development of the all abilities playground||$500,000|
|Canterbury Road Underpass||Regional cycle connection development||$750,000|
|Wiley Park||Parklands renewal to reinvigorate and improve accessibility, safety and activation as a regional destination||$850,000|
|Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd||Youth Space Connect (BWWYN Partnership Approach)||$39,208|
|Greenacre Area Community Centre Inc.||Canterbury Bankstown Says NO to Domestic & Family Violence||$47,228|
|The Multicultural Network Also Known as Bankstown Area Multicultural Network Inc.||Pathways to Employment||$47,321|
|Youth Off The Streets Limited||Youth Peer Mentors training||$33,820|
|Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service Inc.||Joint Services Youth Outreach||$40,620|
|Canterbury City Community Centre||Volunteering in the New City||$49,135|
|Mission Australia||Get Connected - School Programs||$30,000|
|Chester Hill Neighbourhood Ctr Inc.||Volunteering as a Trend and Lifestyle||$48,480|
|Bulldogs Rugby League Club Limited||‘Your place, your community, your club’||$47,499|
|Bankstown District Amateur Football Association Inc.||Women's Football Festival||$10,825|
|Bankstown Community Resource Group Inc.||Kooris Connecting||$50,000|
|Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association Ltd||Community History and Connections Through Artwork - Earlwood Mural and Mosaic||$14,500|
|Vietnamese Community In Australia - NSW Chapter Inc.||VCA Computers Friendship & Community||$27,000|
|Richmondpra Limited||Strengthening Organisations to Assist Vulnerable Youth||$34,518|
|Prosper (Project Australia) Inc.||Family One Stop Shop||$23,716|
|Justice Connect||Capacity building for local not-for-profit community groups||$24,896|
|The Trustee for Save The Children Australia Trust||Canterbury Bankstown Mobile Toy Library||$50,000|
|Probashi Bangladeshi Women's Association in Australia Inc.||Capacity Building Project for CALD Women||$24,500|
|Verge Collaborative Limited||Ignition & Beyond Micro-business Capacity Building Program||$49,299|
|Arab Council Australia Inc.||Canterbury Bankstown Connecting||$50,000|
|Bankstown Youth Development Service Inc.||The Bond||$48,500|
|Horizon Theatre Company Ltd||A glimpse behind the curtain||$27,900|
|Metro Assist||Training Infrastructure for Skill Development and Employment Readiness||$49,007|
|Sierra Leone Youth Group||Let’s Talk About Sex!||$24,600|
|Wolli Creek Preservation Society NSW Inc.||Building community participation and effectiveness in restoring Wolli Creek Bushland||$49,753|
|Bankstown Women's Health Centre||Women's Initiative Network Project||$38,000|
|Chinese Australian Services Society Limited||Garden Learning; Green Loving - for the Juniors to the Seniors||$5,000|