- City of Holroyd
City of Holroyd
New South Wales
Population: 100,122(2009) • Density: 2503.1/km² (6,483.0/sq mi) Area: 40 km² (15.4 sq mi) Mayor: Greg Cummings Council Seat: Merrylands Region: Metropolitan Sydney State District: Fairfield, Granville, Parramatta, Smithfield, Toongabbie Federal Division: McMahon, Blaxland, Greenway LGAs around City of Holroyd: City of Blacktown City of Parramatta City of Parramatta City of Blacktown City of Holroyd City of Parramatta City of Fairfield City of Fairfield City of Parramatta
Holroyd is a Local Government Area and suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, located in the Western Sydney region. Originally known as the Municipality of Prospect and Sherwood it was incorporated in February 1872, in 1927 it was renamed the Municipality of Holroyd after Arthur Holroyd, the first mayor. In December 1990 was declared City of Holroyd.
Holroyd City contains a large number of 19th Century houses throughout the area.
Suburbs in the local government area
Suburbs in the City of Holroyd are:
- Guildford West
- Mays Hill
- Merrylands West
- Pendle Hill
- South Wentworthville
Holroyd City Council is composed of twelve councillors elected proportionally. The city is divided into four wards, each electing three councillors. The mayor is not directly elected. The current makeup of the council is as follows:
Party Councillors Australian Labor Party 4 Liberal Party of Australia 4 Holroyd Independents 4 Total 12
The current council, elected in 2008, is:
Ward Councillor Party Notes East Ward Peter Monaghan Labor Deputy Mayor Eddy Sarkis Liberal Mark Pigram Holroyd Independents North Ward Vasee Rajadurai Labor Gregg Ritchie Liberal Yvette Whitfield Holroyd Independents South Ward Nasr Kafrouni Liberal Pam Colman Labor John Perry Holroyd Independents Mayor West Ward Allan Ezzy Holroyd Independents Greg Cummings Labor Ross Grove Liberal
Places of Interest
- Linnwood Historic Museum
- Central Gardens — a popular picnic and recreation area
- Mays Hill Cemetery — a historic cemetery
Holroyd Youth Services
Holroyd Youth Services (HYS) was incorporated as a service for young people in 1988. The premises in which HYS operate are provided by Holroyd City Council and staff funding is provided by the Department of Community Services.
- ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/3218.0Main%20Features42008-09?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=3218.0&issue=2008-09&num=&view=. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- ^ Heritage Areas in Holroyd
- ^ a b c "Holroyd City Council". 2008 Election results. Electoral Commission NSW. http://www.lg.elections.nsw.gov.au/LGE2008/result.Holroyd.html. Retrieved 2009-06-17. [dead link]
- ^ Holroyd Youth Services MySpace page
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