Inner West residents were shocked to be told by their council’s general manager they were effectively being shut out of the preparation of the demerger case, reports Peter Boyle.
A poll of Inner West Council residents has shown the majority want the council demerged and restored to the former Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville councils.
New research by Joseph Drew, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Local Government at UTS, shows the forced mergers of local councils in NSW have not made the promised savings.
With residents of Inner West Council soon to have their say on de-amalgamation, Pip Hinman weighs in on the costs and benefits.
A resident-initiated meeting to discuss the case to de-amalgamate the Inner West Council has drawn good numbers, reports Markela Panegyres.