Julie Matheson for PERTH

Representing WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY

Nearly half a billion dollars to amalgamate NSW councils, says NSW parliamentary budget office

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At last the SMH is printing an article that shows the other side of the LG amalgamation debate. Nearly $500m to amalgamate 152 councils to 38 – and much more if amalgamations are not “voluntary”. And every amalgamation is destroying community value. Sophie Cotsis is quoted as saying that the amalgamation program is a “complete sham”. That would seem to be quite accurate. The WA govt got into trouble for under-financing the cost of proposed amalgamations there. Full SMH article is here.

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