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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 Mick Morland
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. Protected marine reserves exist along this coastline and 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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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:18:45 -0700

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Springfield News Sun
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:52:30 -0700

The city of Casey, Australia, believes reviving the Edwin Flack and Connolly Games could strengthen its relationships with its sister cities, which includes Springfield. Springfield and Casey used to exchanges high school athletes as part of the youth ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:06:01 -0700

City of Casey councillor Damien Rosario agreed with some points Mr Glover had made but said Doveton was improving and he believed it would continue to do so. Cr Rosario, who lived in Doveton in the 1980s, said migrant families were moving to Doveton ...
 
Melbourne FC
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0700

A STRONG crowd welcomed Melbourne players to the City of Casey when they returned to the area for training on Thursday 9 July. With the session coinciding with school holidays, around 230 local junior supporters were on hand to watch their favourite ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:22:30 -0700

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ABC Online
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:07:30 -0700

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:05:07 -0700

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Melbourne FC
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