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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

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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Star Observer

Star Observer
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:02:43 -0800

The Rise Up Australia party member's proposal for City of Casey to ban anything related to gay, lesbian, trans* or bisexual promotions, events, or services has been delayed for a rescheduled meeting on Thursday night.

Star Observer

Star Observer
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:59:55 -0800

THE City of Casey councillor who wanted council to cease promoting anything LGBTI-related had her proposal voted down during last night's council meeting. Councillors instead voted overwhelmingly in favour of a counter-motion by Deputy Mayor Louise ...

The Age

The Age
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:52:30 -0800

A local councillor's attempt to call for a ban on the City of Casey promoting anything relating to homosexuality has been derailed, with a council meeting dissolved after a fellow councillor storming out. At the Casey council meeting on Tuesday evening ...
 
Towleroad
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:38:11 -0800

10374510_10152725157610279_5630085284282987900_n Right-wing Rise Up Australia counsellor Rosalie Crestani had called for the City of Casey near Melbourne to stop all diversity training and to put a ban on media releases related to sexual ...
 
WND.com
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:30:02 -0800

CITY OF CASEY, Australia – First they were just homosexuals. Then they were “gays,” stealing an adjective from general use, and a startling misnomer at that: Are they not more than averagely cheerless? Then they were “lesbians and gays.” Then “lesbians ...

On Top Magazine

On Top Magazine
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:18:45 -0800

Rosalie Crestani has introduced a bill which seeks to prohibit the Australian city of Casey from promoting anything related to the LGBT community. Crestani argues that support for the LGBT community is tantamount to discrimination “against the ...
 
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 ...

Herald Sun

The Australian
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:07:16 -0800

Some City of Casey councillors have also been interviewed about council matters, including an application by a funeral home to establish a low-cost business in the area, sources familiar with the Ombudsman's investigation have said. The City of Casey ...
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