Bayside council

Bayside Council brings together the City of Botany Bay and Rockdale City Councils. It was established by proclamation on Friday 9 September 2016.

The City covers approximately 55 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 170,279…

The council area includes several hundred hectares of Botany Bay, with approximately 4 km of foreshores, and also lies between the Cooks and Georges Rivers. The coast contains large areas of open space including the internationally significant Rockdale Wetland Corridor which is subject to international migratory bird treaties. Botany Bay is a significant economic area with Australia’s busiest airport, a major port and some of Australia’s major petroleum and chemical plants and storage areas. Botany Bay also contains significant fishing areas, particularly for prawns, oysters and various fish species. It is an important recreational area, containing internationally significant wetlands and nature reserves.