Mosman continues legal fight

Posted Tuesday 14 February 2017

Mosman Council has expressed extreme dismay over the NSW Premier’s recent merger announcement and remains set to continue its two-pronged legal battle to remain independent.

Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson said he was most disappointed by the announcement that the NSW Government still intends to proceed with current merger proposals in Sydney, including the proposal for Mosman to merge with North Sydney and Willoughby, subject to the results of current court proceedings.

He said Mosman Council has a proud 123-year history of being a strong and efficient council and, while this decision means ongoing uncertainty during the coming months, Mosman will be continuing its fight for independence through the courts.

Mosman Council’s legal action in relation to the merger proposal for Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby will continue in both the Land and Environment Court and the NSW Court of Appeal.

The action in relation to the Delegate’s revised report on the merger proposal is scheduled to be heard in the Land and Environment Court on 23 March, while Mosman’s appeal regarding the Land and Environment Court judgment of 20 September 2016 is due to be heard in the Court of Appeal on 3 and 4 April 2017.