There are many, many community groups in NSW against the State Government’s plans to amalgamate our local councils.
Between them they have 10,000+s supporters and this is just on facebook. Probably for every one supporter on faceebook there are at least another 1,000 people.
Some of them – like Save our Councils, Pittwater Forever, Hands off Holyrod, Save our Strathfield, Keep Councils Local, Hands of North Sydney, Save Hunters Hill, Odd Socks – Save our Shire, Independence for Mosman, No amalgamation on the Northern Beaches, – have been set up specifically to fight off amalgamations.
Other community groups, which have been around for years, are also totally opposed to the Baird Government’s plans. These are too numerous to mention but one of the strongest is the Better Planning Network, which probably has close to 100,000 supporters in NSW – many who donate to its cause.
These are strong, active voices who will fight and rally against any form of local council amalgamations.
Baird Government it is time to listen to your people, your community, the people who elected you. The Baird NSW government needs to show it is a democratic, moral government.
Don’t underestimate and ignore the voice of the people like Kennett did in Victoria in 1996.