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This article is about the city in Victoria, Australia. For other cities, see Casey (disambiguation).
City of Casey
Victoria
MelbLGA-Casey.gif
Map of Melbourne showing City of Casey
Population 252,382 (2011)[1] (7th)
 • Density 615.72/km2 (1,594.70/sq mi)
Established 1994
Area 409.9 km2 (158.3 sq mi)
Mayor Geoff Ablett
Council seat Narre Warren
Region Southeast Metropolitan Melbourne
State electorate(s) Narre Warren North
Narre Warren South
Gembrook
Dandenong
Cranbourne
Federal Division(s) Holt
La Trobe
Flinders
Casey logo.svg
Website www.casey.vic.gov.au
LGAs around City of Casey:
Monash Knox Yarra Ranges
Dandenong
Frankston
City of Casey Cardinia
Mornington Peninsula Westernport Bay Westernport Bay

The City of Casey is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the outer south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Casey is Victoria's most populous municipality, with a 2011 census population of 252,382.[1] The municipality's population growth rate during both 1996-2001 and 2001-2006 was higher, in absolute terms, than other rapidly growing outer Melbourne municipalities.[2] It has an area of 409.9 square kilometres (158.3 sq mi).

The City is named after Lord Casey, the 16th Governor-General of Australia, and was formed in 1994 by the merger of the City of Berwick with parts of shire of Cranbourne (including Cranbourne itself), as well as the Churchill Park Drive estate within the City of Knox.[3]

Geography[edit]

Casey is spread between the base of the Dandenong Ranges in the north and Western Port Bay in the south. It features a wide variety of geographical features, due to its outer metropolitan location.

The north, at the foothills of the Dandenongs, is primarily made up of large blocks of land used for grazing, with some small vineyards in operation. An Urban Growth Boundary has been in place since 2005 in order to protect this area from future residential subdivision.

South of Cranbourne is largely farmland, used for market gardening and grazing. A small number of flower farms exist around Junction Village, along with the large Ingham’s plant at Clyde.

The southern border of the city is formed by the Western Port Bay, and is the location of a variety of towns including Tooradin and Warneet. The coastal reserves, including the marshes at Tooradin, link up the eastern Western Port with the Mornington Peninsula, although the city excludes the Mornington Peninsula itself.

The Cardinia border of the city is formed for some of the boundary by the Cardinia Creek, which is drained through channels into Western Port Bay at its southern end. The popular Riding of the Bounds event takes place along this border, in recognition of Berwick’s sister city status with Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland, England.[4]

Elected Council[edit]

The City of Casey is divided into six wards.[5]

  • Balla Balla Ward - Cr Geoff Ablett
  • Edrington Ward - Cr Mick Morland and Cr Susan Serey
  • Four Oaks Ward - Cr Rafal Kaplon and Cr Rosalie Crestani
  • Mayfield Ward - Cr Gary Rowe and Cr Amanda Stapledon
  • Rivergum Ward - Cr Damien Rosario and Cr Wayne Smith JP
  • Springfield Ward - Cr Sam Aziz and Cr Louise Berkelmans

Elections are held every four years with voters in Balla Balla Ward electing one Councillor and all other wards electing two Councillors per ward. The eleven Councillors vote each year to elect a Mayor.

Places of interest in Casey[edit]

Suburbs and towns[edit]

The following suburbs, townships and rural localities are within the City of Casey:[6]

See List of Melbourne suburbs for other Melbourne suburbs and municipalities.

Sport[edit]

The Casey Scorpions, an Australian rules football club (formerly Springvale), represent Casey in the Victorian Football League. Their home ground is at the Casey Fields Complex in Cranbourne. The team was founded in 1936, during the country's economic depression.

The Casey-South Melbourne Cricket Club also have their home ground at Casey Fields.

Media[edit]

Community Radio - 97.7 FM 3SER

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Casey (C) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.deakin.edu.au/news/upload/BL08042008Ameetafinal.pdf, accessed 11 May 2008
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 7. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Historical background to the Riding of the Bounds". City of Casey. Archived from the original on 2007-09-02. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  5. ^ Victorian Electoral Commission (2012). "Casey City Council profile". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  6. ^ City of Casey (2009). "Suburbs and post codes - City of Casey". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°05′24″S 145°19′23″E / 38.090°S 145.323°E / -38.090; 145.323


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Herald Sun
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:31:08 -0700

CASEY Council is believed to be the first council in the state to decide to immediately pass on savings from the Commonwealth Government's scrapping of the carbon tax. Rate rises of 6.3 per cent announced in June will now be trimmed to 5.9 per cent on ...
 
Paris Beacon News (subscription)
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07:30 -0700

One of the major assignments was a two-year project creating a Geographic Information System computer data map for the City of Casey. “We located all of the utilities in town and put it on software for the city to use,” he said. The GIS map reveals ...

Melbourne FC

Melbourne FC
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:26:15 -0700

Melbourne Football Club has a strong connection with Hallam Senior College through its partnership with the City of Casey. The club is a long-term supporter of the school's football program, while Melbourne women's footballer and female ambassador ...
 
The Age
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:07:25 -0700

CEO Susan Magee says the city of Casey, in Melbourne's south-east, has the highest absentee rate in the state. ''We know children are kept home because they don't have the correct uniform, school books - all the things they need to participate,'' Ms ...

Melbourne FC

Melbourne FC
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:53:32 -0700

Sam Blease of the Demons in action during the 2014 NAB Challenge match between the Melbourne Demons and the Geelong Cats at TIO Traeger Park, Alice Springs on February 28, 2014. (Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/AFL Media). MELBOURNE has ...
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