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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:
Monash Knox Yarra Ranges
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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Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:20:24 -0700

CASEY (JG-TC) -- The Casey City Council is still considering whether the city should reopen the public swimming pool this summer. Alderman Steve Jenkins, chair of the finance committee, said the council discussed options for the future of the pool in ...

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:12:40 -0700

He received a welding certificate from Lake Land College and a water treatment sewer plant certification. Brent worked for the City of Casey as a meter technician and had previously worked for Casey Tool and Machine and Hutton's Auto Parts for many years.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:11:15 -0700

“This sculpture has significant historical ties to Casey's past and, being in a high-profile location, will further acknowledge and educate the community about the man behind the City of Casey's name.” *Lord Casey. □ Lord Casey was a member of the ...

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WTHITV.com
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 20:06:44 -0700

CASEY, Ill. (WTHI) – As the city of Casey tries to maneuver through tough financial times, a major concern is finding alternatives to save money. On the chopping block is the future of the city's pool. “The state of Illinois has cut big time money that ...
 
DesMoinesRegister.com
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:07:30 -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 ...
 
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:45 -0700

Carol Friday, who turned 68 the day before the crash, was a midwife and registered nurse who most recently worked for the city of Casey, near Melbourne, the family said in a statement released through Australia's government. Her 29-year-old son, Greig ...

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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 ...
 
Herald Sun
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:57:09 -0700

A government investigation into the shelter found a large proportion of animals were being put down across the organisation's three shelters, including the Cranbourne pound, which provides pound services to the City of Casey. The report found dogs were ...
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