Local Government Reform and the Amalgamation threat to your Council

Geoff Stevenson
In 2012, the State Government appointed an Independent Local Government Review Panel to undertake a review of local government.

In the same year, the Government also appointed the Local Government Acts Taskforce to rewrite the Local Government Act.

Both the Panel and Taskforce have completed their final reports and the State Government has placed these reports on public exhibition for comment until 4 April 2014.

The Review Panel report includes 65 recommendations for local government in NSW, including the creation of a 'global city' combining City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, Botany Bay and Randwick Councils. THE AMALGAMATION THREAT

Both the Review Panel Report and Taskforce Report are available to view on the Division of Local Government website http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dl...

Randwick City Council has prepared a draft submission to both these reviews and we want your comments.

Tell us what you think of local government reform and amalgamations

How to have your say

Read Randwick Council's draft submission on the reports at

Provide your comments through our feedback form or by emailing council@randwick.nsw.gov.au or in writing addressed to the General Manager Randwick City Council 30 Frances Street RANDWICK NSW 2031.

You can also take a quick poll about amalgamations or register on this site and join in the community discussions

Your feedback to Council's draft submission will be carefully considered and reported to the Council Meeting on the 25 March 2014 to help inform Council's final submission.

We also encourage you to lodge submissions about the two reviews directly with the Office of Local Government(External link).

The closing date for comments on the Randwick City Council draft submission into Local Government reform is 17 March 2014.

This will enable time for Council to consider the community feedback and finalise our submission to the State Government by 4 April 2014.

Or email me your thoughts on Geoff.Stevenson@randwick.nsw.gov.au

Or fax them to me on 93141433

Or do the quick poll at http://yoursayrandwick.com.au/Amalgamati...


Councillor Geoff Stevenson