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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 City of Casey
LGAs around City of Casey:
Knox Yarra Ranges Cardinia
Dandenong
Frankston
City of Casey Cardinia
Mornington Peninsula Western Port Western Port

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 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 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 boundary of the municipality is the Western Port coastline. The fishing villages of Tooradin, Blind Bight, Warneet and Cannons Creek are located along here. The protected marine reserves that exist along this coastline extend into the Mornington Peninsula at Pearcedale.

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 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Casey (C) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  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 16 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Historical background to the Riding of the Bounds". City of Casey. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  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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Melbourne FC
Thu, 14 May 2015 19:48:45 -0700

IT WAS a busy day out in the City of Casey for Melbourne players as they visited local primary schools and footy clubs as part of the club's work in the community. The players worked in conjunction with Monash University education students to deliver ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Sun, 10 May 2015 07:04:42 -0700

Cr Morland said Cr Aziz was “entitled to express his opinion as an individual” and “his statements are not made on behalf of the City of Casey”. “Mr Tyler is currently serving his sixth term, which have varied between three and four years,” Cr Morland ...

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The Age
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:15:00 -0700

Mrs Friday worked at the Royal Women's Hospital and the City of Casey, where she was a maternal child health nurse for almost 30 years. Advertisement. She had also practised in an Aboriginal community near Alice Springs and worked with Kosovar asylum ...
 
Herald Sun
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:15:00 -0700

The director was placed on a good behaviour bond, ordered to pay $2,000 to the Magistrates' Court Fund, $7,000 worth of the council's legal costs and write an apology letter to the City of Casey. Another landowner removed 1612sq m of native vegetation ...
 
DesMoinesRegister.com
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:09:25 -0700

“The city of Casey has not had an audit in 30 years, and with knowing about the other towns that have had problems with embezzlement, we felt, a group of us felt, the city needed to have an audit,” Judi Zimmerline, who works in Casey but lives in ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Mon, 18 May 2015 07:08:16 -0700

But his pleas to the Department of Education, the City of Casey and community centres to help him find the old capsules have so far fallen on deaf ears. Doveton West Primary School closed in December 1993 and the land at the corner of Chestnut Rd and ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Sun, 17 May 2015 22:48:45 -0700

She said the City of Casey had 60,000 young people, and without a viable tertiary study option close by, young people in the growth corridor would be further disadvantaged. “I believe they should be held responsible to come up with another option and ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:07:39 -0800

IT'S the unenviable title leaving pet owners barking mad: City of Casey is Victoria's dog theft capital. Animal lovers have been given a ruff deal with police statistics revealing 102 dogs reported stolen in the council area in the past five years ...
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