Name your new Council

Consultation has concluded


Thank you to the residents who participated in Randwick and Waverley Council’s Name Your New Council competition. The winning name selected was the most inclusive and memorable – Eastern Beaches Council. It was also the most popular choice by far.

The name Eastern Beaches Council celebrates our coastal lifestyle and our eastern suburbs location and evokes a sense of community pride for the beautiful place we live in.

Congratulations to the residents who voted for this name – we had 66 winners! We will soon be in contact with you with details of your prize.


Waverley and Randwick Councils are calling on the eastern suburbs community to get behind naming the proposed new amalgamated council.

Under a merger proposal by the NSW Government, the new council would start in mid 2016 and combine the current councils of Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra resulting in a new eastern suburbs council that stretches from Watsons Bay to La Perouse.

This is your chance to suggest a name for the new council.

How can I get involved?

This competition is open to all eastern suburbs residents, ratepayers, business owners and students. Submissions will be accepted from 9am Wednesday 6 April until 5pm Sunday 22 May 2016. You can make a submission in the following ways:

  • In writing marked:

    Name your new council
    Communications Unit
    Randwick City Council
    30 Frances St
    Randwick NSW 2031

How will you pick the winners?

After collating all the submissions, a panel, which will include the Mayors and representatives from the two councils, will pick three names based on creativity and relevance. The winning names will be announced by Monday 30 May.

What will happen to the winning names?

We believe if no name is chosen, the state government will decide on a name for the new entity. Randwick City Council has suggested the name ‘Eastern Sydney Council’ as part of its submission to the NSW Government Merger Proposal in February 2016. The winning names from the competition will be submitted to the state government for review.

Do I get anything if my suggestion is one of the three winning names?

Yes! If your suggestion is chosen you will receive a prize and be acknowledged through communication and marketing collateral.


Waverley and Randwick Councils are calling on the eastern suburbs community to get behind naming the proposed new amalgamated council.

Under a merger proposal by the NSW Government, the new council would start in mid 2016 and combine the current councils of Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra resulting in a new eastern suburbs council that stretches from Watsons Bay to La Perouse.

This is your chance to suggest a name for the new council.

How can I get involved?

This competition is open to all eastern suburbs residents, ratepayers, business owners and students. Submissions will be accepted from 9am Wednesday 6 April until 5pm Sunday 22 May 2016. You can make a submission in the following ways:

  • In writing marked:

    Name your new council
    Communications Unit
    Randwick City Council
    30 Frances St
    Randwick NSW 2031

How will you pick the winners?

After collating all the submissions, a panel, which will include the Mayors and representatives from the two councils, will pick three names based on creativity and relevance. The winning names will be announced by Monday 30 May.

What will happen to the winning names?

We believe if no name is chosen, the state government will decide on a name for the new entity. Randwick City Council has suggested the name ‘Eastern Sydney Council’ as part of its submission to the NSW Government Merger Proposal in February 2016. The winning names from the competition will be submitted to the state government for review.

Do I get anything if my suggestion is one of the three winning names?

Yes! If your suggestion is chosen you will receive a prize and be acknowledged through communication and marketing collateral.


Consultation has concluded


Thank you to the residents who participated in Randwick and Waverley Council’s Name Your New Council competition. The winning name selected was the most inclusive and memorable – Eastern Beaches Council. It was also the most popular choice by far.

The name Eastern Beaches Council celebrates our coastal lifestyle and our eastern suburbs location and evokes a sense of community pride for the beautiful place we live in.

Congratulations to the residents who voted for this name – we had 66 winners! We will soon be in contact with you with details of your prize.


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    Eastern Beaches Council wins Name Your New Council competition

    Monday 4 July 2016

    Eastern Beaches Council has been chosen as the winning name in Waverley and Randwick Councils’ Name Your New Council competition.

    The Mayors of Waverley and Randwick chose this name after assessing the results of 349 submissions from the community.

    Of the 349 entries from the Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra communities, 19 per cent chose Eastern Beaches Council as their preferred name for the merged council. This was the most popular choice.

    Waverley Mayor, Sally Betts said Eastern Beaches was chosen due to the community pride in the... Continue reading

    Eastern Beaches Council wins Name Your New Council competition

    Monday 4 July 2016

    Eastern Beaches Council has been chosen as the winning name in Waverley and Randwick Councils’ Name Your New Council competition.

    The Mayors of Waverley and Randwick chose this name after assessing the results of 349 submissions from the community.

    Of the 349 entries from the Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra communities, 19 per cent chose Eastern Beaches Council as their preferred name for the merged council. This was the most popular choice.

    Waverley Mayor, Sally Betts said Eastern Beaches was chosen due to the community pride in the beautiful coastal lifestyle residents in all three council areas enjoy every day.

    “Residents rightly pointed out that this area has the best beaches in Australia in Sydney’s East,” she said.

    “I am delighted the community had an opportunity to have a say on this important decision.

    “It is exciting that the community will now have a sense of ownership on the name of the new entity.”

    Randwick Mayor, Noel D’Souza said the competition shows that residents across the eastern suburbs feel a strong sense of connection with the beach.

    “I’d like to thank everybody who had their say in this important consultation. It’s clear that the beach lifestyle resonates strongly with many people and it creates a proud community of interest.

    “Randwick City Council has an adopted position of a preference for the name Eastern Sydney Council, however the community has spoken and I am happy to also put forward to the Government the suggestion Eastern Beaches Council.”

    “The proposed merger of Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra will result in a strong eastern beaches council with 28 beaches and bays, three national parks and 274,000 residents,” Mayor D’Souza said.

    Winners of the competition will win a double pass to see a movie at their choice of The Ritz Cinema in Randwick or Event Cinema in Bondi Junction.

    While originally, the councils planned to submit three preferred names to the State Government, the Mayors felt Eastern Beaches Council was the standout winner.

    Other names that were popular included Eastern Sydney Council, Eastern Suburbs Council, and Sydney Eastern Bays. Fifty-four per cent of all submissions included East, 21 per cent included beaches, and 7 per cent included the coast.

    Comments from residents included “the beaches is what makes this part of Sydney so special”, “it is a logical descriptive and evocative of the area”, “it describes the area’s main attraction”, “it’s obvious”, “it’s a true name and very fitting”.

    The winning name chosen by the community and other possible names will be submitted to the State Government prior to proclamation of the new entity.

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