Residents go cold on merger

North Shore Times
5 Feb 2016

The public inquiry into the State Government’s plans to amalgamate Willoughby and North Sydney councils has seen residents categorically reject the idea.
About 200 residents attended the afternoon meeting at the Rydges Hotel with the majority of speakers addressing the government’s delegate Ian Reynolds and pouring cold water on merger plans.

Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney, who addressed the inquiry as a private resident, said she believed mergers were inevitable and the best outcome for both Willoughby and North Sydney would be to amalgamate. Read more



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