The Independent Local Government Review Panel has released its Future Directions for NSW Local Government paper.  Read all about it:

Download the ‘progress’ report:

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.