Tag Archives: Forced amalgamations

Council amalgamation: what would be the impact?

If Hunters Hill Council is merged with Ryde and Lane Cove Councils, how would this affect ordinary property owners, renters and rate payers?  It seems sensible to … gather some facts consider the issues raise questions look for risks and opportunities. The Trust’s Rough Guide draws together information from the websites of the 3 councils and from NSW government […]
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Public inquiry into Council amalgamations

Register H E R E  if you would like to either attend or speak at the public inquiry into the amalgamation of Hunter’s Hill, Ryde and Lane Cove Councils.  A public meeting will be held on: Tuesday February 2nd, 1:00-5:00 pm and 7:00-10:00 pm Hunter’s Hill Sailing Club. HHT Executive Committee members will be attending the […]
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Map of proposed new Council boundaries

NSW Government has released a map showing Hunters Hill Council being merged with Ryde and Lane Cove Councils to form a huge new municipality with 160,000 residents. ‘Delegates’ will prepare a report outlining: financial considerations communities of interest elected representation employment of staff service and facilities the attitude of residents and ratepayers. Find out more:  https://www.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au/
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Local democracy rally

When:  12 noon Wednesday 18 November Where:  Martin Place, near Macquarie St. Why:  The Premier is saying ‘amalgamate or else’. The deadline for Councils to agree to merge is November 18. Communities across NSW have voted not to amalgamate but the Government is ignoring the community.  Many councils are saying no we won’t be bullied into […]
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Forced Council amalgamations

The Hunters Hill Trust is fundamentally opposed to forced council amalgamations. While we have been critical of Hunters Hill Council’s performance in a number of areas, most recently in its handling of the Gladesville Shopping Village development (no doubt members will have their own lists of Council’s shortcomings) there is no evidence that we will […]
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Saving Hunters Hill Municipality

With only 13,900 residents, Hunters Hill Council is the smallest of all LGAs in NSW.  It is now facing the prospect of being amalgamated with Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby and two-thirds of Ryde Councils to form a mega council. In this scenario, Hunters Hill residents would be represented by less than one Councillor (0.68) in a massive […]
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