Mayors meet in Mosman

Fight to save Mosman continues

Posted Tuesday 23 August 2016

Mayors and councillors from seven city and country local government areas around NSW have joined forces to fight forced amalgamation.

Elected officials from Mosman, Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai and Strathfield along with their regional counterparts from Cabonne, Oberon and Shellharbour councils, which represent local government areas with a total population of over a quarter of a million residents and ratepayers penned an open letter to Premier Mike Baird urging him to suspend his “undemocratic” merger program.

The letter also requested a meeting to discuss alternative ways of meeting the State Government’s strategic objectives and for community polls to be conducted about amalgamations which would then only occur with majority support.

Elected officials from metropolitan and regional areas, including Mosman, Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Strathfield and Woollahra, along with their regional counterparts from Cabonne, Oberon and Shellharbour met in Mosman prior to the letter being sent.

The letter requested a response from the Premier within a week and the group will meet again in the near future.

View the full letter here.