Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay residents urged to attend council merger public inquriy

The state government will be holding a public inquiry which will be adjudicated by delegates for each of the proposed new council areas.

Last year, Premier Mike Baird and Local Government Minister Paul Toole announced Strathfield may be merged with Burwood and Canada Bay.

Residents are invited to attend the public inquiry, which is part of the examination and reporting process conducted by Richard Colley, the delegate for the area.

The public will get an opportunity to express their opinions on the proposal.

Save our Strathfield co-chair Nella Gaughan is urging residents to submit their views on the proposal online and to attend the meeting.

“As we are now aware the Government will force amalgamations despite the Liberal members telling us that it wouldnot happen and that it was not an issue at both the last local election and the last state election.

“The Premier and the Minister have put their merger proposals to the Boundary Commission and it has appointed a delegate for Strathfield,” she said.

“The process as previously emailed involves a public consultation process which once again involves submissions by the residents.

“We can do it again. We need hundreds of submission to the delegate along with telephone calls.”

The public inquiry will be held at the Canada Bay Club at 5 William Street, Five Dock on 4 February 2016 from 1pm.

Residents must register online.

Written submissions will be accepted until 5pm Sunday 28 February 2016 and can be submitted online or by mail:

GPO Box 5341

Sydney NSW 2001

To register for the public inquiry or to submit your views, visit https://www.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au/proposals/burwood-city-of-canada-bay-and-strathfield-municipal-councils/


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