Council seeks assurances on forced amalgamations

13 October 2015

New AlburyCity Mayor, Henk van de Ven is seeking confirmation from the NSW Government that there will be no forced amalgamations of councils.

The Mayor has written to NSW Local Government Minister, Paul Toole, seeking a further assurance that there will be no forced merger between AlburyCity and Greater Hume Shire.

"The council unanimously passed a resolution at its September meeting that I write to the Minister to seek assurance that AlburyCity Councillors will be allowed to serve out their elected terms, " Cr van de Ven said.

"I want to make it very clear that this council is resolute in its opposition to any forced council amalgamations. We have presented a compelling case to the government that we are Fit for the Future and have the scale and capacity to stand alone.

"We are seeking in writing confirmation that the NSW Government will maintain its current position of no forced amalgamations of councils."