Premstätten

Premstätten is since January 2016 a new market town with 5,784 residents (as of 1 January 2016) in Graz-Umgebung District of Styria, Austria. However, it was previously founded in January 2015 as the town name "Unterpremstätten-Zettling".

Premstätten
Coat of arms of Premstätten
Premstätten is located in Austria
Premstätten
Premstätten
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°57′53″N 15°24′15″E / 46.96472°N 15.40417°E / 46.96472; 15.40417Coordinates: 46°57′53″N 15°24′15″E / 46.96472°N 15.40417°E / 46.96472; 15.40417
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictGraz-Umgebung
Government
 • MayorAnton Scherbinek (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total29.07 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Elevation
351 m (1,152 ft)
Population
 ()
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8054, 8141, 8143, 8144, 8401
Area code03136
Websitewww.unterpremstaetten.at

The municipality was founded as part of the Styria municipal structural reform,[2][3] on 31 December 2014, from the dissolved independent municipalities Unterpremstätten and Zettling.[4]

One petition from the municipality Zettling against merging, at the Constitutional Court, was introduced but was unsuccessful.[5]

After a corresponding municipal council, the municipality carries since 2016 the name "Premstätten".[6][7]

GeographyEdit

Municipality arrangementEdit

The municipal territory includes the following six sections or like-named Katastralgemeinden (areas and populations as of 1 January 2015[8]):

  • Bierbaum (633; 245.62 ha or 606.9 acres)
  • Hautzendorf (848; 407.28 ha or 1,006.4 acres)
  • Laa (492; 399.75 ha or 987.8 acres)
  • Oberpremstätten (1,247; 471.63 ha)
  • Unterpremstätten (1985; 908.22 ha or 2,244.3 acres)
  • Zettling (418; 493.35 ha or 1,219.1 acres)

PoliticsEdit

MayorEdit

The first mayor after the merger, Anton Scherbinek (ÖVP), was elected by the municipal council on 20 April 2015 during the constitutive session. Until then, the Commissioner of the Government, Günter Scherübl had been in charge of official business since 1 January 2015.

Town councilEdit

The council consists of 25 members, which are made up of the following groups:

The prior elections brought the following results:

Party 2015 2010 1)
Stimmen % Mandate St. % M. 2)
ÖVP 1378 45 12 1593 53
Liste Ingrid Baumhackl 877 28 7 nicht kandidiert
SPÖ 488 16 4 638 21
FPÖ 209 7 1 251 8
Die Grünen 133 4 1 136 5
Mit Josef Eisner
für Unterpremstätten
nicht kandidiert 370 12
Wahlbeteiligung 64% 73%

1) The municipality amalgamation now carried was followed in the voting results.
2) The notional comparison election shows at Fusion municipalities summed votes of the original communities. Therefore, comparisons are not possible.

WappenEdit

Old town crests
Unterprem­stätten
Zettling

The coats of arms of the dissolved communities lost their official validity on January 1, 2015. The new award took effect on 25 January 2016.[9]
The blazon (crest description) reads:

"Above a shield-foot with a red, silver-grooved brick wall, on the right in silver, a green spruce, on the left in blue, three natural bees".

InfrastructureEdit

SafetyEdit

In Premstätten, the Polizeiinspektion (PI) established that the district police command is under Graz-Umgebung. The PI is locally responsible for the municipalities of Premstätten and Dobl-Zwaring.

Furthermore, the highway patrol inspection (API) Graz West for the A2 and A9 motorways has its headquarters in Premstätten Bäckweg, founded in 1974 as a department of the highway gendarmerie.[10]

Culture and sightsEdit

 
Schloss Premstätten

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ Steiermärkische Gemeindestrukturreform
  3. ^ § 3 Abs. 1 Z 1 des Gesetzes vom 17. Dezember 2013 über die Neugliederung der Gemeinden des Landes Steiermark (Steiermärkisches Gemeindestrukturreformgesetz – StGsrG). Landesgesetzblatt für die Steiermark vom 2. April 2014. Nr. 31, Jahrgang 2014.ZDB-ID 705127-x. S. 2.
  4. ^ § 3 Abs. 3 Z 5 des Gesetzes vom 17. Dezember 2013 über die Neugliederung der Gemeinden des Landes Steiermark (Steiermärkisches Gemeindestrukturreformgesetz – StGsrG). Landesgesetzblatt für die Steiermark vom 2. April 2014. Nr. 31, Jahrgang 2014. ZDB-ID 705127-x. S. 3.
  5. ^ Erkenntnis des VfGH vom 9. Dezember 2014, G 127/2014.
  6. ^ Gemeinderatsprotokoll vom 19. Mai 2015 Archived 2016-09-09 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ krone.at - "Schon wieder neue Gemeinde-Namen"
  8. ^ Einwohner nach Ortschaften (Excel-Datei, 766 KB); retrieved, 29 July 2015
  9. ^ 1. Verlautbarung der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung vom 14 Jänner 2016 über die Verleihung des Rechtes zur Führung eines Gemeindewappens an die Marktgemeinde Premstätten (politischer Bezirk Graz-Umgebung); retrieved, 26 January 2016
  10. ^ http://www.regionews.at/newsdetail/40_Jahre_Autobahnpolizei_Graz_West-95837 40 Jahre Autobahnpolizei Graz-West, Regionews.at 9. Oktober 2014, abgerufen 25. Dezember 2015

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