The Independent Local Government Review Panel has released its Future Directions for NSW Local Government paper. Read all about it:
Download the ‘progress’ report: http://www.localgovernmentreview.nsw.gov.au/documents/LGR/Future%20Directions%20Paper.pdf
This is stage 3 of the process with a final report due in July.
Hunters Hill is recommended to be merged with Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby as a North Shore Group.
Councils will be encouraged to consolidate through financial and other incentives – the panel has not called for forced amalgamations.