|City of Randwick|
New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
|• Density||3,910/km2 (10,120/sq mi)|
|Established||23 February 1859|
|Area||36 km2 (13.9 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Randwick Town Hall|
|Website||City of Randwick|
The City of Randwick is a local government area in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1859, Randwick is the second-oldest local government area in New South Wales, after the City of Sydney. It comprises an area of 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had a population of 140,660.
The Mayor of the City of Randwick is Cr. Danny Said, a member of NSW Labor, who was elected on 25 September 2019.
Suburbs and localities in the City of Randwick are:
These localities are also serviced by Randwick Council:
Indigenous Australian history in the area dates back tens of thousands of years. The local people at the time of colonisation were the Cadigal of the Dharug language group. European settlement led to the deaths of many Cadigal via introduced diseases or in conflict with settlers. The surviving Cadigal left the area or were pushed to the fringes of settlement. By the mid-nineteenth century, the original tribal groupings had been effectively destroyed.
The name Randwick comes from the village of Randwick in Gloucestershire, England, birthplace of the district's first mayor Simeon Henry Pearce. The area was home to a few wealthy landowners and the poor residents of several shantytowns until the 1880s, when the coming of trams from Sydney brought extensive suburban development. This development continued steadily, with new tram lines (long since demolished) opening up most of the city for subdivision by the early 1900s. The New South Wales University of Technology opened at Kensington in 1949 on the site of Kensington Racecourse, eventually becoming the University of New South Wales.
A 2015 review of local government boundaries recommended that the City of Randwick merge with the Waverley and Woollahra councils to form a new council with an area of 58 square kilometres (22 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 274,000. Following an independent review, in May 2016 the NSW Government sought to dismiss the Council and force its amalgamation with Woollahra and Waverley councils. Woollahra Council instigated legal action claiming that there was procedural unfairness and that a KPMG report at the centre of merger proposals had been "misleading". The matter was heard before the NSW Court of Appeal who, in December 2016, unanimously dismissed Woollahra Council's appeal, finding no merit in its arguments that the proposed merger with Waverley and Randwick councils was invalid. In July 2017, the Berejiklian government decided to abandon the forced merger of the Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick local government areas, along with several other proposed forced mergers.
|Ernest Henry Strachan||12 May 1898 – 1912|
|William Kirby Percival||8 February 1912 –|
|Richard Thomas Latham||1938 – 1963|
|R. A. Woodward||1963 – 1982|
|Geoff J. Rose||1982 – 1991|
|A. V. Burgess||1991 – 1997|
|Gordon Messiter||1997 – July 2004|
|Ray Brownlee||2004 – 28 September 2018|
|Therese Manns||1 November 2018 – present|
At the 2016 census, there were 140,660 people in the Randwick local government area, of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population; significantly below the NSW and Australian averages of 2.9 and 2.8 per cent respectively. The median age of people in the City of Randwick was 34 years. Children aged 0–14 years made up 14.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.4% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 38.5% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the City of Randwick between the 2001 Census and the 2006 census was 1.10%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 7.59%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in Randwick local government area was lower than the national average.The median weekly income for residents within the City of Randwick was higher than the national average.
|Selected historical census data for Randwick local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on census night||118,580||119,884||128,989||140,660|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales||19th|
|% of New South Wales population||1.90%||1.86%||1.88%|
|% of Australian population||0.63%||0.60%||0.60%||0.60%|
|Estimated ATSI population on census night||1,351||1,474||1,842||2,144|
|% of ATSI population to residents||1.1%||1.2%||1.4%||1.5%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$593||A$718||A$834|
|% of Australian median income||127.3%||124.4%||126.0%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,185||A$2,066||A$2,421|
|% of Australian median income||115.4%||139.5%||139.6%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,579||A$1,577||A$1,916|
|% of Australian median income||134.8%||127.8%||133.2%|
|Dwelling type||Separate house||30.2%||32.3%||30.6%||26.4%|
|Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse||15.8%||14.7%||15.6%||16.5%|
|Flat or apartment||51.7%||52.1%||53.3%||55.8%|
|Mayor||Danny Said||25 September 2019 – date|
|Deputy Mayor||Philipa Veitch||25 September 2019 – date|
|Ray Brownlee||2004 – 28 September 2018|
|Therese Manns||1 November 2018 – date||GM, City of Broken Hill, Boorowa Shire.|
Randwick City Council is composed of fifteen Councillors elected proportionally as five separate wards,each electing three Councillors. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected for a two-year term, with the Deputy Mayor for one year, by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:
|Australian Labor Party||5|
|Liberal Party of Australia||4|
The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of election by ward, is:
|Central Ward||Dylan Parker||Labor||Elected 2017.|
|Ted Seng||Liberal||Elected 1995. Mayor 2005–2006 2014–2015, Deputy Mayor 1996–1997|
|Anthony Andrews||Independent||Elected 2001. Deputy Mayor 2013–2015|
|East Ward||Brendan Roberts||Liberal||Elected 2012. Deputy Mayor 2016–2017|
|Tony Bowen||Labor||Elected 2008. Mayor 2012–2013|
|Murray Matson||Greens||Elected 1995. Mayor 2004–2005 2010–2011, Deputy Mayor 2005–2008|
|North Ward||Christie Hamilton||Liberal||Elected 2017.|
|Kathy Neilson||Labor||Elected 2012. Mayor 2018–2019|
|Lindsay Shurey||Greens||Elected 2012. Mayor 2017–2018|
|South Ward||Noel D'Souza||Independent||Elected 2012. Mayor 2015–2017, Deputy Mayor 2012–2013|
|Carlos Da Rocha||Independent||Elected 2017 on Noel D'Souza's ticket.|
|Danny Said||Labor||Elected 2017. Deputy Mayor 2018–2019, Mayor 2019–date|
|West Ward||Harry Stavrinos||Liberal||Elected 2012.|
|Alexandra Luxford||Labor||Elected 2017. Deputy Mayor 2017–2018|
|Philipa Veitch||Greens||Elected 2017, Deputy Mayor 2019–date|
The City of Randwick has a number of heritage-listed sites, including those listed under the New South Wales Heritage Register:
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The Spot is a locality in south-eastern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Spot is located in the south-eastern part of the suburb of Randwick, around the intersection of Perouse Road and St Pauls Street. It is a vibrant part of Randwick and consists of a collection of shops, restaurants, cafes and a cinema.
The Sydney Roosters Juniors are officially known as the Eastern Suburbs District Junior Rugby League. It is an affiliation of junior clubs in the Eastern Suburbs area, covering the Woollahra and Waverley local government areas (LGAs), the northern parts of the Randwick LGA and also the eastern areas of the City of Sydney LGA.
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The Ritz Cinema, also known as the Ritz Theatre, is a heritage-listed cinema located at 43 St Pauls Street, in the Sydney suburb of Randwick in the City of Randwick local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Aaron Bolot and built in 1937 by C. & B. J. Williams. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. The architect, Aaron Bolot, is known for his classic art deco buildings throughout Sydney, such as his commissions for grand apartment buildings in Potts Point.
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The Electricity Substation No. 341 is a heritage-listed Electrical substation at 60 Bundock Lane, Randwick, City of Randwick, New South Wales, Australia. It was built in 1929. It is also known as #341 Randwick 33Kv Zone and Canberra Street substation. The property is owned by Ausgrid, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. The substation was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
The Electricity Substation No. 349 is a heritage-listed electrical substation at 2S Frances Street, Randwick, City of Randwick, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Walter Frederick White, City Architect's Department and Municipal Council of Sydney and built during 1930 by J Rutherford. It is also known as #349 Princes Street substation. The property is owned by Ausgrid, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 May 2008.
The Randwick Post Office is a heritage-listed former post office located at 124 Alison Road in the Sydney suburb of Randwick in the City of Randwick local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The former post office was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon in his capacity as NSW Government Architect and was built from 1897 to 1898 by W. B. Chessell. It is also known as Randwick Post Office (former) and Jubilee Fountain. The property is owned by Australia Post. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 23 June 2000.
Rathven is a heritage-listed former private residence and boarding house for school and private residence in the Sydney suburb of Randwick in the City of Randwick local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed and built by George Raffan during 1887. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
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