Renaming our wards

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Council is proposing to rename the five council wards using a simple numerical sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Council proposed this change at its meeting on November 14 2018, you can read the Council minutes (Item 10) here.

Background

Bayside Council was created on September 9 2016, at this time the State Government divided the local government area into five (5) Wards and named those wards: Bexley, Port Botany, Botany Bay, Mascot and Rockdale.

Since that time Council has received feedback from the community that the current ward names in most cases, do not reflect the suburbs located within the ward. The suburb name based wards are not reflective of the area. For example;

Rockdale Ward captures suburbs such as Bexley North, Bardwell Valley & Bardwell Park.

Bexley Ward captures suburbs such as Carlton, Kogarah and parts of Rockdale.

Mascot Ward captures suburbs such as Arncliffe, Wolli Creek and Turrella.

Port Botany Ward captures suburbs such as Banksmeadow, Eastlakes, Pagewood, Daceyville and Hillsdale.

What does Council propose?

The Council proposes to rename the existing ward names to numbers as follows:

EXISTING NAME

PROPOSED NEW NAME

PORT BOTANY WARD

WARD 1

MASCOT WARD

WARD 2

ROCKDALE WARD

WARD 3

BEXLEY WARD

WARD 4

BOTANY BAY WARD

WARD 5


You can view the ward map by number here and the ward map by name here.

It is NOT proposed to change the ward boundaries.

What are ward names and boundaries?

The Electoral Commission allows Councils to be divided into electoral areas. Bayside Council has five electoral areas known as Wards:

The Electoral Commission states Councils may be either:

  • undivided - where the whole council electorate elects all the councillors for the council; or
  • divided into wards - where each ward electorate elects an equal number of councillors to make up the whole council.

Wards names and areas do not refer to the name of your suburb they are electoral boundaries.

Whats happening now?

We would like to hear from you on the proposed ward name change.

Have your say

Council would like to hear from you on the proposed change:

The last day to give feedback is 25 January 2019.


What happens to my feedback?

All comments will be considered and a report will be presented to the Council meeting of February 13 2019 .

Contact details

For more information please contact Heather Davis on (02) 9562 1757.


Council is proposing to rename the five council wards using a simple numerical sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Council proposed this change at its meeting on November 14 2018, you can read the Council minutes (Item 10) here.

Background

Bayside Council was created on September 9 2016, at this time the State Government divided the local government area into five (5) Wards and named those wards: Bexley, Port Botany, Botany Bay, Mascot and Rockdale.

Since that time Council has received feedback from the community that the current ward names in most cases, do not reflect the suburbs located within the ward. The suburb name based wards are not reflective of the area. For example;

Rockdale Ward captures suburbs such as Bexley North, Bardwell Valley & Bardwell Park.

Bexley Ward captures suburbs such as Carlton, Kogarah and parts of Rockdale.

Mascot Ward captures suburbs such as Arncliffe, Wolli Creek and Turrella.

Port Botany Ward captures suburbs such as Banksmeadow, Eastlakes, Pagewood, Daceyville and Hillsdale.

What does Council propose?

The Council proposes to rename the existing ward names to numbers as follows:

EXISTING NAME

PROPOSED NEW NAME

PORT BOTANY WARD

WARD 1

MASCOT WARD

WARD 2

ROCKDALE WARD

WARD 3

BEXLEY WARD

WARD 4

BOTANY BAY WARD

WARD 5


You can view the ward map by number here and the ward map by name here.

It is NOT proposed to change the ward boundaries.

What are ward names and boundaries?

The Electoral Commission allows Councils to be divided into electoral areas. Bayside Council has five electoral areas known as Wards:

The Electoral Commission states Councils may be either:

  • undivided - where the whole council electorate elects all the councillors for the council; or
  • divided into wards - where each ward electorate elects an equal number of councillors to make up the whole council.

Wards names and areas do not refer to the name of your suburb they are electoral boundaries.

Whats happening now?

We would like to hear from you on the proposed ward name change.

Have your say

Council would like to hear from you on the proposed change:

The last day to give feedback is 25 January 2019.


What happens to my feedback?

All comments will be considered and a report will be presented to the Council meeting of February 13 2019 .

Contact details

For more information please contact Heather Davis on (02) 9562 1757.


Renaming wards

Consultation has concluded