Canterbury community ignored as council votes for an amalgamation

Canterbury community ignored as council votes for an amalgamation

Canterbury Council has ignored its own community and voted to approach Bankstown City Council for a “voluntary” merger at an Extraordinary Council meeting held last night. Greens Councillor Linda Eisler was one of only two councillors to vote against the motion. The...
Parliamentary survey shows forced amalgamations on the nose

Parliamentary survey shows forced amalgamations on the nose

The Baird government’s plan for super-sized councils and forced amalgamations has been roundly rejected by more than 70% of respondents to a survey conducted by the Parliamentary Inquiry into Local Government. Key survey findings were: –    72% of survey...
Fit for the Future: What are the facts?

Fit for the Future: What are the facts?

As you are no doubt aware, local councils are in the process of making submissions as to whether they are ‘Fit for the Future’ with IPART appointed by the state government to assess whether local councils should be merged. While IPART continues with its flawed...