The Greens have launched a three point package to restore local democracy and put an end to failed forced amalgamations.
Every resident in NSW deserves equal treatment and genuinely local democracy which is why we have a bill in Parliament that would:
- Immediately terminate all outstanding forced amalgamations proposals,
- Immediately de-amalgamate all local councils forcibly merged,
- Introduce a legislative requirement that any future amalgamations proposals are subject to a binding plebiscite of local residents.
Every resident in NSW deserves equal treatment and genuinely local democracy. It shouldn’t matter if you live in Gundagai, Braidwood, Burwood or Mosman, it is locals, not an arrogant state government, that should have the final say about their council.
The Greens parliamentary package is simple, democratic and will fix the forced amalgamation mess.