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Inner West Council de-amalgamation continues on rocky path as business case comes under fire

By AMBER GRIFFIN A business case detailing the process of de-amalgamation for the Inner West Council (IWC) is receiving heavy criticism from councillors and residents, after it was passed for public exhibition at a recent IWC meeting. Earlier in the year, the Inner West Councils (IWC) General Manager Peter Gainsford commissioned consulting firm Morrison Low to […]

Morrison Low to prepare Inner West de-merger business case

By MARCUS HAAR The General Manager of Inner West Council has dismissed concerns that the independent consultancy firm tasked with building a business case for the council's demerger will skew its assumptions based on a previous cost-benefit report. When asked last week at a public meeting about the suitability of consultancy firm Morrison Low preparing […]

Council merge splurge diverge

BY JOHN MOYLE In 2016 the Baird Government did an embarrassing backflip over NSW council amalgamations, resulting in only 19 of the 35 proposed mergers going ahead. The only inner city amalgamation to proceed was between Leichhardt, Ashfield and Marrickville councils, as all others fought or escaped when Baird’s plans fell into a malodorous heap. […]