The New South Wales Coalition government’s forced amalgamation of councils looks set to become an election issue. Peter Boyle reports.
Inner West Labor councillors voted to put a problematic demerger business case on public exhibition, against the wishes of Greens and Independent councillors who said it needed more work. Peter Boyle reports.
The campaign to demerge councils is about shifting power back to residents and away from developers, the biggest beneficiaries of the forced amalgamations argues Pip Hinman.
Inner West Council is the first of the forcibly amalgamated councils in NSW to give residents a direct say on a demerger. But, as Pip Hinman reports, it will distribute questionable information to residents.