25 November, 2015

Council mergers

From: Lithgow Ratepayers [mailto:lithgowratepayers@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:03 PM
To: Greater Lithgow Ratepayers
Subject: SMH Editorial: 'Mike Baird's next step on forcing council mergers'.

SMH Editorial:  'Mike Baird's next step on forcing council mergers'.

"Premier Mike Baird and Local Government Minister Paul Toole wrote to mayors ahead of the deadline last week for councils to submit their preferences for merging with neighbours. 

"Following your council's response," Mr Baird and Mr Toole said, "the government will take the next step in local council reform."

The words "next step" remain vexed both for councils and Mr Baird.

The government has pledged to make the next step known by year's end, but with parliamentary sittings finished for 2015, the big calls are likely to be made out of the public glare over the holiday season."

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