The NSW Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman has confirmed the government will pay for the cost of council demergers. Brian Halstead reports.
Inner West council
A group representing councils across NSW that want to demerge has urged Inner West Councillors to work together to force the NSW government to pay for the demerger. Peter Boyle reports.
There is a strong mood for progressive change in the inner west, as the demerger vote and swings to Greens and Labor show. Andrew Chuter reports.
Without sufficient regulations, independent oversight or practical compliance measures to protect people’s rights and safety, the elderly and disabled are in danger of being injured or forced out of overcrowded, outsourced council-owned facilities. Bernadette Smith reports.
Residents of Inner West Council face growing threats to their public assets, particularly since the forced merger of the three previous councils. Bernadette Smith explains what's at stake.
Residents in the Inner West Council will soon be able to vote on whether to de-amalgamate their forcibly merged councils, Tileah Dobson reports.
Inner West Council Mayor Rochelle Porteous won support for a motion to consult residents about re-establishing residents’ precinct committees. Isaac Nellist reports.
A well-attended online meeting organised by Inner West Council discussed the NSW government’s bill which removed council as the consent authority covering Sydney's parklands. Rachel Evans reports.
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.
In a shift of alliances, Inner West councillors elected the Greens’ Rochelle Porteous as the new mayor, reports Pip Hinman.
An 'independent' report into the de-amalgamation of the Inner West Council is not only partisan; it does not even provide a methodology for its costings. Pip Hinman reports.
A resident-initiated meeting drew good numbers to discuss the case to de-amalgamate the Inner West Council, reports Markela Panegyres.
The NSW government, not local government, must be forced to remediate a community park near the largest traffic interchange in the southern hemisphere, argues Pip Hinman.
Labor councillors' attempts to stop a residents' poll on de-amalgamation from proceeding at the local government elections in September has been thwarted, writes Pip Hinman.
Labor councillors are trying to overturn an Inner West Council decision to conduct a referendum of residents on de-amalgamation at the next local government election. Pip Hinman reports.
The campaign for the de-amalgamation of three Inner West councils is gaining traction in the lead-up to council elections on September 4, writes Peter Boyle.