Council opposes amalgamationPosted Thursday 19 November 2015
Mosman Council has maintained its staunchly independent stance, resolving on 10 November not to provide the State Government with any merger options as had been requested.
In its submission to the State Government on 13 November, Council used the allowed 50-word statement to outline the reasons opposing any merger and to express its extreme aversion to a multi-council amalgamation.
Council also provided comment on IPART’s assessment of Mosman’s Fit for the Future submission.
On 13 November Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson also sent a letter to the Minister for Local Government and a Mayoral Minute providing a critique of the IPART report, and accompanying report card, which were released last month and found Mosman Council fit financially and strategically but overall unfit according to its scale criterion.
The State Government will now consider submissions made by NSW Councils prior to the Government’s deadline of 18 November.
The NSW Minister for Local Government has advised that all Councils will know their future by year’s end.