2councils vertOn 20 October 2020, Council staff advised Councillors that if payroll was processed the following day without approval from the Minister to use the funds in the bank, then this was unlawful. It became clear that staff had been using restricted funds (money set aside for another purpose) for some time without authorisation. This had been without Councillors’ knowledge or approval. Now the Administrator has given himself permission to use money that is internally restricted. This means that he could raid money that has been set aside for specific purposes and other priorities.

Map of Central CoastDear resident of the Central Coast Council area,

If you support the call to demerge Central Coast Council and to reinstate the former Gosford and Wyong Council areas, then please

  1. Download the petition - click here
  2. Print the petition
  3. Complete with your correct details (as they appear on the Electoral Roll),  sign and date
  4. Mail to PO Box 106, Terrigal, 2260 or scan and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  5. Spread the word to encourage others to also complete a petition

Copied from - INNER WEST INDEPENDENT 

By ALLISON HORE

Inner West residents will be polled in the upcoming local council elections asking if they would like to see the Inner West council split up. Ever since the Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield councils were forcibly amalgamated by the NSW Government in 2016, there has been controversy surrounding the decision. 

Research shows amalgamating councils causes increasing costs 

Over 70 people attended a presentation by Professor Joseph Drew on Monday of the June long weekend (14 June 2021).  Professor Drew highlighted the significant issues and precarious financial position of many Councils after the NSW Government’s controversial 2016 council amalgamations policy. Keep reading to watch the presentation.