The proclamation of 19 new councils across the State represents a new era for local government in NSW and follows several years of independent analysis and consultation with the community and councils.
Reducing waste and red tape through local government mergers could free up to $2 billion over the next 20 years, allowing councils to fund better services and new infrastructure for communities or lower rates..
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Councillor Committee for New Councils
The Government has announced that Mayors and councillors of councils that have been merged to create new, stronger councils will have the opportunity to serve the community on newly established local committees.
Information on his announcement is available here.