Restore local democracy: no forced amalgamations

Restore local democracy: no forced amalgamations

The Greens have a parliamentary package that is simple, democratic and will fix the forced amalgamation mess:

  • Immediately terminating all outstanding forced amalgamations proposals,
  • Immediately de-amalgamating all local councils forcibly merged,
  • Introducing a legislative requirement that any future amalgamations proposals are subject to a binding plebiscite of local residents.

We are committed to restoring local democracy to all local councils

 

 

The Greens have a parliamentary package that is simple, democratic and will fix the forced amalgamation mess:

  • Immediately terminating all outstanding forced amalgamations proposals,
  • Immediately de-amalgamating all local councils forcibly merged,
  • Introducing a legislative requirement that any future amalgamations proposals are subject to a binding plebiscite of local residents.

We are committed to restoring local democracy to all local councils

 

 

Save our councils

I support the Greens Local Government Amendment (Council Amalgamations and De-amalgamations) Bill 2017.

Dear Premier,

The Coalition's position to have one rule for local councils in the bush and another for councils everywhere else is an unprincipled compromise.

Every resident in NSW deserves equal treatment and genuinely local democracy.

We urge you to support the Greens Local Government Amendment (Council Amalgamations and De-amalgamations) Bill which would:

- Immediately terminate all outstanding forced amalgamations proposals,
- Immediately de-amalgamate all forcibly merged councils,
- Introduce a legislative requirement that any future amalgamations are subject to a binding plebiscite.

There is no evidence, no mandate and no democracy in any of the amalgamations that have been forced through.