NSW Government

Stronger Councils | Stronger Communities

Canterbury-Bankstown Council

The merger of Bankstown City and Canterbury City councils

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:

  1. Revesby Ward
  2. Bass Hill Ward
  3. Bankstown Ward
  4. Roselands Ward
  5. 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:

Population: 350,983

Area (sq Km): 110

Number of Wards: 5

Number of councillors per ward: 3


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Merger Benefits

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

Major Projects
Project Purpose Amount
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
Community Projects
Project Purpose Amount
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