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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 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 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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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
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:22:23 -0700

ROGUE magpies of Casey be warned! Deputy Mayor Amanda Stapledon is on your trail and she's naming names. And she's started by shaming a particularly cranky magpie in Brentwood Drive, Cranbourne North. This winged warrior may soon have a ...

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:56:15 -0700

He worked for the city of Casey for 28 years and was the gas foreman when he retired. He was a lifetime member of the Casey Illinois VFW, past commander, junior vice, trustee and service officer, and served on Military Funeral Guard, Parade Color Guard.

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WKBT La Crosse
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:43:05 -0700

Fire Hose. WKBT, News8000.com. CASEY, Iowa (AP) -. A fire has severely damaged a community building in the central Iowa city of Casey. Related Content. Surprise training prepares the La Crosse Fire Department · Man convicted of Mason City arson gets ...
 
Herald Sun
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:30:00 -0700

One of Victoria's largest providers, the City of Casey, is likely to be the hardest hit, with a shortfall of $1,050,000. Catia Varudo is fearful of what the future holds for family day care. The Sandhurst mum whose child attends a Casey Council-run ...
 
Melbourne FC
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:18:45 -0700

More than 2000 students across 20 schools participate in the Read Like a Demon program in the City of Casey. Students from Courtenay Gardens Primary School, Berwick Primary School, James Cook Primary School, Cranbourne Primary School, ...
 
Herald Sun
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:51:16 -0700

“The City of Casey's 'Regeneration Project' at Autumn Place has made a significant difference in improving community facilities and the perceptions of safety — by creating open space, improving lighting in public areas and the replacement and ...
 
Herald Sun
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:07:34 -0700

n07cs991 b1 City of Casey council offices at Narre Warren 060811 Picture: GUY THAYER. A FREEZE on federal financial assistance grants will have only a minimal impact on Casey Council this year, its chief financial officer Andrew Davis says ...
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