22 December, 2015

Council Mergers

From: Better Planning Network [mailto:bpn@betterplanningnetwork.org.au]
Sent: Friday, 18 December 2015 11:32 AM
To: Better Planning Network
Subject: Council Mergers - Breaking News

Dear Members, Affiliates and Friends

We are pleased to let you know, that Tom Sherlock and myself were re-elected as Co-Convenors at BPN's recent AGM along with Geoff Turnbull as Treasurer and Kim Mullins as Secretary.   

In addition, Maire Sheenan, Leesha Payor, Lyn Kilby, Darren Jenkins and Janet Harwood have been appointed committee members. Under separate cover more news about the AGM will follow.

In the interim, we wanted to alert you about the NSW Government's announcement today regarding Council Mergers, as we know this subject is of interest to many BPN supporters and friends.

The proposed new Council areas can be viewed per the attached slides, which you are free to circulate via social media or online.

In addition, the Baird Government is proposing major changes to the Local Government Act, which we'll let you know about asap.

In the interim, we wanted to alert you that the Save Our Council's Coalition is holding a Snap Event at the Domain at 1pm today - for those who have a chance to go.   More information about this event - can be viewed here. All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/BetterPlanningNetwork/photos/p.547846288702964/547846288702964/?type=3&theater

At this very busy time of the year, it's been difficult to keep up with all the news via email - given the amount of announcements the government is making.  We hope to have more news via email to you soon. In the meantime, please keep a watch out on our FB posts, which we do daily (you don't need to be a FB user to see our posts- https://www.facebook.com/BetterPlanningNetwork/?fref=photo).

We look forward to keeping in touch over special time of the year. 

Our best wishes 

Jeanette Brokman & Tom Sherlock
Co-Convenors, Better Planning Network

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