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Labor Mayor Darcy Byrne has told Greens and Independent councillors to develop their own business case for demerger if they do not like what is on offer. Peter Boyle reports.

Residents concerned about local democracy from as far as Bombala and the Central Coast as well as Pittwater lobbied NSW Labor delegates to keep councils local. Video and report by Peter Boyle.

Residents told the Inner West Council it lack of consultation around its rezoning strategy was a serious misjudgement. Pip Hinman reports.

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 NSW Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman has confirmed the government will pay for the cost of council demergers. Brian Halstead reports.

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.

Residents for deamalgamation

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.

Photo of corflutes for candidates in the Inner West Council elections in December 2021.

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.

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