Mosman merger - have your sayPosted Wednesday 03 February 2016
Public inquiries have been held to hear verbal submissions into the NSW Government’s proposal to merge Mosman, Manly and part of Warringah Councils.
The inquiries, held on 2 February, followed the State Government’s proposal to merge Mosman with Manly and part of Warringah local government areas.
It is one of a number of proposed mergers which could potentially result in the total number of councils in NSW being reduced from 152 to 112 and the number of Sydney metro Councils being reduced from 43 to 25.
Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson has called for full and genuine community consultation on the proposed merger and said the move to councils with a minimum of 150,000 residents would be a big shift for smaller communities such as Mosman.
All merger proposals were formalised and released for comment on 6 January 2016, with public meetings to be held prior to reports being submitted to the NSW Boundaries Commission and the Minister for Local Government.
The process is likely to take some months, with the next local government elections expected to be delayed six months until March 2017.
Further information on the merger proposal for Mosman can be found at the Local Government Reform – What’s Happening? page, Council’s Merger Proposal page or the NSW Government boundary review website.
Have your say
Public submissions may be made via the website or in writing (to Mr Michael Bullen, Delegate – Council Boundary Review GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001) by 28 February 2016.
If you make a written submission you need to include your name, address, contact telephone number and email of the person or organisation making the submission. People signing submissions on behalf of an organisation must also provide the name of the organisation.