The City of Canterbury Bankstown is one of the most multicultural Local Government Areas in Australia. The Council believes in standing for places that promote interesting differences, as a way of enriching lives and experiences. The Council welcomes all and encourages people to be themselves and express their individuality. The positive friction and edgy character this creates, makes the Council all the more engaging and exciting to discover. Council believes in the power of creative thinking and encourages new ideas and ways of doing things. It’s where interesting happens.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown operates within the NSW Local Government Sector. This sector is an influential force in the NSW economy spending $10.87 billion in 2016-17 and managing infrastructure and land assets worth $136 billion.
As NSW’s largest Council, the City of Canterbury Bankstown has become an important and major player in the future development and prosperity of Sydney. With an asset base of $3.8 billion, and annual operating expenses in excess of $314 million, Council is a major local stakeholder and influencer of the city.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown is a complex organisation delivering 21 key services to 361,551 residents such as childcare, waste collection, parks maintenance, libraries, community facilities and aquatic centres. Located just nine kilometres southwest of the Sydney CBD, Canterbury Bankstown’s 41 suburbs cover just over 110 square kilometres and form a highly urbanised metropolitan environment.
To deliver the wide range of services, Council has 1,486 employees who bring a diverse mix of skills, knowledge and experience. Council’s employees operate out of three depots, two administration buildings, nine libraries, six aquatic centres and six childcare facilities.