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In the bustling heart of the inner east, the City of Bayswater is home to a culturally diverse and vibrant community set against the backdrop of four thriving town centres, over 380 hectares of green open space and a 10km stretch of the Swan River.

The City of Bayswater has built a reputation on the delivery of services that our community value. We operate three libraries, three recreation centres and support over 120 local sporting clubs through the provision of club rooms and facilities. We maintain 188 parks, ovals and open spaces, and manage a local road network that spans 360km.

We manage parking, promote responsible pet ownership and ensure the City is bushfire ready. We understand our residents want to feel safe and have invested heavily in a network of CCTV cameras to complement our regular security patrol service.

We are particularly passionate about the environment, dedicating precious time and resources to addressing water quality, protecting our wetlands and planting over 1,500 trees to address our declining tree canopy. An early adopter of the three-bin system, we are serious about reducing waste and educating our residents about how they can contribute.

The very fabric of our community lies with the respect we show our most vulnerable residents, so we continue to operate two senior citizen centres and oversee three residential care facilities and four retirement villages. We prioritise the health of young children and their parents and will continue to operate five child health centres, immunisation clinics and conduct health inspections at local eateries.

We are committed to strengthening our strategic planning framework to better manage growth and ensure the delivery of well-designed buildings. This will complement the success we continue to achieve through the activation of our major town centres of Bayswater, Morley, Maylands and Noranda. 

We will continue to host community events that bring families together to celebrate this glorious City we live in. We will deliver a streamlined community grants program that supports environmental and community initiatives brought forward by the raft of hardworking volunteers that give up their time so selflessly to make our City a better place to live, work and visit.

Fast facts:

  • Area: 34.6km square
  • Boundary perimeter length: 35.16km
  • Total length of sealed roads: 431.8km
  • Total length of sealed roads under the City's control: 360.5km 
  • Residential population 2016 ABS Census: 66,050
  • Total No private occupied dwellings 2016 ABS Census: 25, 479 
  • Suburbs: 10
    Bayswater, Pt Bassendean, Bedford, Pt Beechboro, Pt Dianella, Embleton, Maylands, Morley, Pt Mt Lawley, Noranda
  • Town centres: 4
  • Jobs 2016 ABS Census: 21,355
  • Gross Regional Product: $3.5 billion
  • Traditional custodians:  Wadjuk Noongar people
  • Residents born outside of Australia 2016 ABS Census: 45.77%
  • Youth (0-15 years) 2016 ABS Census: 16.7% of the City's population
  • Seniors (65+) 2016 ABS Census: 15.6% of the City's population
Demographic Statistics (2016 ABS Census):
  • Median Age: 38
  • Median personal weekly income: $730
  • Median monthly mortgage repayment: $1,908
  • Median weekly rent: $353
  • Median family weekly income: $1,850 
  • Median household weekly income: $1,537
  • Average household size: 2.4 people
  • Average number of persons per bedroom: 0.8  

Total persons per suburb (2016 ABS Census)

  • Bayswater: 14,615
  • ​Bedford: 5,363
  • Embleton: 2,964
  • Maylands: 12,708
  • Morley: 21,696
  • Pt Mount Lawley: 724
  • Noranda: 7,980

NOTE:  The City contains parts of the following suburbs:  Beechboro (No Residents), Bassendean (No Residents), Dianella (129 properties, included in Morley figure) 

Total persons per ward (2016 ABS Census)

  • North Ward: 16,613
  • Central Ward: 17,060
  • West Ward: 18,945
  • South Ward: 13,432

Families (2016 ABS Census)

  • Couple family with no children: 7, 272
  • Couple family: 7,244
  • One parent family: 2,555
  • Other couple family: 378
  • Total families: 17,470

Top 10 country of birth (2016 ABS Census)

  • Australia: 54.2%
  • England: 5.2%
  • India: 3.9%
  • Vietnam: 2.8%
  • New Zealand: 2.7%
  • Italy: 2.2%
  • China: 1.9%
  • Malaysia: 1.6%
  • Philipines: 1.4%
  • Ireland: 1.1%  

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Ratepayer statistics (June 2019)
  • Total ratepayers: 50,871

Total ratepayers per suburb (June 2019)

  • Bayswater: 12,082
  • Bedford: 4,055
  • Dianella: 191
  • Embleton: 2,326
  • Maylands: 10,259
  • Morley: 15,819
  • Mount Lawley: 558
  • Noranda:  5,581

Total ratepayers per ward (June 2019)

  • North: 12,040
  • Central: 12,772
  • West: 15,249
  • South: 10,810
Councillors by suburb

Noranda (Entirely contained within North Ward.)

  • CR Stephanie Gray (North Ward)
  • CR Filomena Piffaretti (North Ward)
  • CR Michelle Sutherland (North Ward)

Morley (Partially contains North Ward, partially contains Central Ward, partially contains West Ward)

  • CR Stephanie Gray (North Ward)
  • CR Filomena Piffaretti (North Ward)
  • CR Michelle Sutherland (North Ward)
  • Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish (Central Ward)
  • CR Barry McKenna (Central Ward)
  • CR Sally Palmer (Central Ward)
  • Mayor Dan Bull (West Ward)
  • CR Lorna Clarke (West Ward)
  • CR Giorgia Johnson (West Ward)

Embleton (Partially contains Central Ward, Partially contains West Ward)

  • Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish (Central Ward)
  • CR Barry McKenna (Central Ward)
  • CR Sally Palmer (Central Ward)
  • Mayor Dan Bull (West Ward)
  • CR Lorna Clarke (West Ward)
  • CR Giorgia Johnson (West Ward)

Bedford (Entirely contained within West Ward)

  • Mayor Dan Bull (West Ward)
  • CR Lorna Clarke (West Ward)
  • CR Giorgia Johnson (West Ward)

Bayswater (Partially contains Central Ward, Partially contains West Ward)

  • Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish (Central Ward)
  • CR Sally Palmer (Central Ward)
  • CR Barry McKenna (Central Ward)
  • Mayor Dan Bull (West Ward)
  • CR Lorna Clarke (West Ward)
  • CR Giorgia Johnson (West Ward)

Maylands (Entirely contained within South Ward)

  • CR Catherine Ehrhardt (South Ward)
  • CR Eli Petersen-Pik (South Ward)

Mount Lawley (pt of) (Entirely contained within South Ward)

  • CR Catherine Ehrhardt (South Ward)
  • CR Eli Petersen-Pik (South Ward)

Dianella (pt of) (Partially contains North Ward, partially contains Central Ward, partially contains West Ward)

  • CR Stephanie Gray (North Ward)
  • CR Filomena Piffaretti (North Ward)
  • CR Michelle Sutherland (North Ward)
  • Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish (Central Ward)
  • CR Barry McKenna (Central Ward)
  • CR Sally Palmer (Central Ward)
  • Mayor Dan Bull (West Ward)
  • CR Lorna Clarke (West Ward)
  • CR Giorgia Johnson (West Ward)

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North Ward boundary description

Starting at the northeast corner of Widgee road and Alexander drive.  Going north, the ward boundary follows property boundaries on east side of Alexander Drive, and continues north until reaching the center of Reid Highway.  The Boundary then follows east along the center of Reid Highway until reaching the Tonkin Highway Off Ramp on the southern side of Reid Highway.  The boundary then follows the northeastern side of the Tonkin Highway Off Ramp around until reaching the pedestrian footbridge adjacent Sewell Court and Acacia Court.  The Boundary then heads east in a straight line following the property boundaries on the northern side of Acacia Court, and then the property boundaries on the northern side of Blackboy Way, until it reaches the center of Beechboro Road North.  The boundary then turns directly south and follows along the center of Beechboro Road North until Hannans Street, where it turns Directly West and follows along the center of Hannans Street until Ivanhoe Street.  The boundary then turns directly south and follows along the center of Ivanhoe Street until Hamersley Avenue, then turns directly west along the center of Hamersley Avenue until Abbey Street, then Turns Directly south along the center of Abbey Street until it reaches the center of Morley Drive East.  Then turns west and generally follows along the center of Morley Drive until reaching Wellington Road.  The boundary then turns in a northwesterly direction and runs along the front property boundaries of the properties on the northeastern side of Wellington Road until Bunya Street.  At Bunya Street the boundary turns directly north and follows the front property boundaries on the western side of Bunya Street until Widgee Road.  At Widgee Road the boundary turns west and approximately follows the northern road kerbline until Alexander Drive. 

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Central Ward boundary description

Starting at the corner of Beechboro Road North and Wandoo Road.  The boundary runs in an easterly direction along the font property boundaries on the northern side of Wandoo Road, then along the front property boundaries on the northern side of Darwin Crescent, until reaching Salisbury Road. The boundary crosses Salisbury Road, then heads directly south in a straight line that follows the rear boundaries of the properties on the eastern side of Melaleuca Court.  It continues south in a straight line following property boundaries, crosses Wattle Drive, then continues south in a straight line along the rear boundaries of properties on the eastern side Yate Court. Then it follows the same property boundary line across Benara Road, and continues south in a straight line to follow the front property boundaries on the Western side of Milligan Avenue.  Continuing south again in a straight line, the boundary connects with, and follows the front boundaries of the properties on the western side of Bottlebrush Drive, then the rear boundaries of the properties on the eastern side of Discovery Drive.  The boundary then crosses directly south across Wheatstone Drive and follows the rear property boundaries on the eastern side of Collins Court, until reaching the center of Aussat Drive.  It then turns in a westerly direction along the center of Aussat Drive, until reaching the eastern property boundary of 10 Aussat Drive where it turns directly south and follows that line of property boundaries, crosses directly across Morley Drive East, and connects with the front property boundaries on the western side of Wicks Street.  The boundary continues directly south in a straight line following these property boundaries until intersecting with approximately the southern road kerbline of Walter Road East.  It follows the road kerbline directly east until Rugby Street, where it turns in a southwesterly direction and follows the front property boundaries on the northwesterly side of Rugby Street until intersecting the center of Broadway.  The boundary then follows along the center of Broadway until intersecting the center of Grey Street.  It then follows along the center of Grey Street until Grey Street corners slightly to the east; at this point, the ward boundary switches track and approximately follows the eastern property boundary of 285 Collier Road, until reaching the center of Collier Road.  At this point, the ward boundary turns northwest and follows the center of Collier Road until reaching the center of the intersection of Collier Road and Beechboro Road South, where it turns in a southwesterly direction and follows the center of Beechboro Road South until Drake Street.  The ward boundary then turns in a northwesterly direction and follows the center of Drake Street until Broun Avenue, where it turns in a northeasterly direction and follows the center of Broun Avenue until Russell Street.  Here it turns northwesterly and follows the center of Russell Street until Smith Street.  It then turns in a northeast direction and follows approximately the northwest road kerbline of Smith Street until reaching approximately the northeast road kerbline of Wellington Road.  Then the ward boundary turns northwest in a straight line and connects with the front property boundaries on the northeast side of Wellington Road until Fiona Street, where the straight line becomes approximately the northeast road kerbline of Wellington Road.  This line continues until intersecting the center of Morley Drive, where the ward boundary turns in an easterly direction and follows the center of Morley Drive until Abbey Street, where it turns north and follows the center of Abbey Street, then turns east and follows the center of Hamersley Avenue, then turns north and follows the center of Ivanhoe Street until Hannans Street. It then turns east and follows the center of Hannans Street until Beechboro Road North, where it turns north and follows the center of Beechboro Road North until Wandoo Road.

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West Ward boundary description

Starting at the corner of Russell Street and Smith Street.  The ward boundary follows the center of Russel Street in a southeasterly direction until Broun Avenue.  At Broun Avenue the boundary turns in a southerly direction and flows the center of Broun Avenue until Drake street.  At Drake Street the boundary turns in a southeasterly direction and follows the center of Drake Street until Beechboro Road South.  At Beechboro Road South the boundary turns in a northerly direction and follows the center of Beechboro Road South until Collier Road.  At Collier Road the boundary turns in a easterly direction and follows the center of the original Collier Road in a straight line. It does not follow Collier Link.  This straight line continues across Tonkin Highway and joins with the road center of a small section of the original Collier Road on the eastern side of Tonkin Highway.  This straight line then continues until a point on Collier Link approximately 40m before the intersection with Grey Street. The boundary then generally curves around in a southerly direction to join with the front property boundaries on the western side of Jackson Street.  The ward boundary continues to follow the property front boundaries around into Duffy Street, and stops this line at the northeastern boundary of 17 Duffy Street.  At this point, the ward boundary directly crosses Duffy Street until joining with the front property boundaries on the southeastern side of Duffy Street, where it turns in a southwesterly direction and follows the property boundaries until Clune Street. At Clune Street the ward boundary turns in a southeasterly direction and follows the front property boundaries on the northeastern side of Clune Street until Wicks Street.  At Wicks Street the boundary turns in a southwesterly direction and follows the front property boundary on the northwest side of Wicks Street until Vincent Street.  At Vincent Street the ward boundary turns in a southeasterly direction and follows the front property boundaries on the southwest side of Vincent Street.  This line continues until Railway Parade where it then crosses Railway Parade, the train line, and Guildford Road, and connects in a straight line with the front property boundaries on the southwestern side of Pearson Street.  The ward boundary continues following the front property boundaries on the southwestern side of Pearson Street in a southeasterly direction until Jacqueline Street. At Jacqueline Street the boundary turns in a southwesterly direction and follows the front property boundaries on the northwestern side of Jacqueline street until Moojebing Street.  At Moojebing street the ward boundary turns southeast and follows the front property boundaries on the southwestern side of Moojebing street and follows this line until reaching the north bank of the Swan River.  The ward boundary then follows the north bank of the Swan River in a westerly direction until reaching at point at Baigup Wetlands on a direct alignment with Rosher Place.  The ward boundary then turns in a northwesterly direction in a straight line and connects with the property boundary between 39 and 47 Stone Street. This line continues across Stone Street and joins with the property boundary between 42 and 44 Stone Street, then continues along this line of property boundaries to join with the property boundary between 37 and 39 Queen Street.  This same line continues across Queen Street and joins with the northeastern boundary of Gibbney Reserve, and continues northwesterly along this line and crosses Goldmead Street to join with the street facing property boundaries on the northeast side of Darby Street.  This straight line continues in the same orientation and becomes the center of Darby Street until Guildford Road.  The boundary crosses Guildford Road and joins with the front property boundaries on the southwestern side of Kenilworth Street and runs in a northwesterly direction along Kenilworth Street until Whatley Crescent.  The boundary then crosses Whatley Crescent, the railway line, and Railway Parade on the same orientation and joins with the rear property boundaries on the southwestern side of Salisbury Street. This same line then continues in a northwesterly direction along the rear boundaries of Salisbury Street until Beaufort Street.  The ward boundary crosses Beaufort Street and intersects with the street-facing property boundary on the northwestern side of Beaufort Street, then turns in a northeasterly direction following the property boundary until Salisbury Street.  At Salisbury Street the ward boundary turns in a northwesterly direction and follows the front property boundaries on the southwestern side of Salisbury Street until reaching the southeastern boundary of 93 Salisbury Street.  At this point the ward boundary turns southwest and follows the southeastern boundary of 93 Salisbury Street to the rear of that property, where it turns northwest and follows the rear property boundaries of properties on the southwestern side of Salisbury street.  This line continues until adjacent Craven Street, where the ward boundary tracks around the rear of 169 Salisbury Street, and then continues in a northwesterly direction along the rear property boundaries of properties on the southwestern side of Salisbury Street until Walter Road West.  At this point the boundary turns northeast and follows the front property boundaries on the southeastern side of Walter Road West until Drake Street.  The ward boundary then turns northwest and follows the centre of Light Street until Smith Street.  It then turns northeast and approximately follows the northwest road kerbline in a straight line until reaching Infant Jesus Priamry School.  At this point the straight line crosses the curving road joins with the northwest property boundary of Infant Jesus School and continues on this line until Russell Street.

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South Ward boundary description

Starting at the corner of York Street and Nelson Street.  In a southeast direction, the ward boundary follows the rear property boundaries of the properties on the northeastern side of Sussex Street.  This continues until Railway Parade where the boundary crosses Railway Parade, the railway line and Whatley Crescent on the same alignment and joins with the front property boundaries of the properties on the southwestern side of Kenilworth Street.  The boundary continues in this alignment along Kenilworth Street and crosses Guildford Road.  On still the same alignment, the ward boundary runs between the two carriageways of Darby Street, crosses Goldmead Street, and then joins with the northeastern boundary of Gibbney Reserve.  The same straight-line alignment continues in a southeast direction and crosses Queen Street, and then connects with the property boundary between 37 and 39 Queen Street.  This line then connects with the rear property boundaries of the properties on the northeastern side of Snell Street, continues this alignment to cross Stone Street and align with the property boundary between 39 and 47 Stone Street.  This alignment continues in a straight line to the northern bank of the Swan River.  The ward boundary then follows the Northern Bank of the Swan River beginning in a southwesterly direction, then tracks around the Maylands Peninsula and back up in a northerly direction towards Mount Lawley. The ward boundary stops following the riverbank at a point on the bank in direct alignment with Mitchell Street.  At this point, the ward boundary turns directly west and aligns with the front property boundaries on the southern side of Mitchell Street.  This alignment continues until crossing Stanley Street, where it turns north and aligns with the front property boundaries on the western side of Stanley Street.  South Ward boundary continues north on this alignment until Guildford Road, where it turns in a southwesterly direction and follows the street-facing property boundaries on the southeastern side of Guildford Road.  It continues along this alignment until reaching the Mount Lawley subway bridge and approximately the center of the railway line.  The boundary then approximately follows the railway line in a northeasterly direction until reaching a point in direct alignment with Central Avenue, where it turns northwest, crosses Railway Parade, and aligns with the street-facing property boundaries on the northeast side of Central Avenue.  This straight line continues across Coode Street until reaching the western most corner of Shearn Memorial Park, where it turns northeast and follows the street-facing property boundaries on the southeast side of Carrington Street.  This alignment continues until reaching the western property boundary of 28 Carrington Street.  The ward boundary then cuts around the rear of 28 Carrington Street and then again aligns with the street-facing property boundaries on the southeast side of Carrington Street, and continues in a northeast direction.  The boundary crosses Tenth Avenue on this alignment and continues until intersecting the western boundary of 34 Carrington Street.  The boundary then cuts around the rear of both 34 and 38 Carrington Street until reaching the northwest boundary of 57 Kennedy Street. Here the ward boundary turns northeast and follows this property boundary, then crosses Kennedy Street on the same alignment and intersects the street-facing property boundaries on the northeast side of Kennedy Street.  The ward boundary then turns northwest along this line until crossing over Oxford Street.  At this point, the ward boundary turns northeast along the street facing property boundaries on the northwest side of Oxford Street, and continues along this line until 1 Oxford Street.  The boundary cuts around the rear of 1 Oxford Street and then returns to the street-facing property boundaries on the northwest side of Oxford Street and continues until 5 Oxford Street.  The ward boundary then cuts to the rear of 5 Oxford Street, then joins with the rear property boundary of 145 Crawford Road, where it turns in a northwesterly direction and continues this line until reaching the northwest boundary of 147 Crawford Road.  The ward boundary turns northeast at this point and follows this property boundary, then continues around to the front of 147 Crawford Road to a point on direct alignment with the northwest boundary of 148 Crawford Road.  The ward boundary continues in a northeast direction along this line of property boundaries until Sussex Street, where it turns northwest along the street-facing property boundary on the southwest side of Sussex Street.  The ward boundary then crosses Sussex Street, aligns with the street-facing property boundary on the southeast side of York Street, and continues northeast along this line until reaching the southwest boundary of York Reserve.

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