NSW Premier Mike Baird and the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole announced 19 new councils in NSW commencing 12 May 2016. The Minister has indicated his in principle support to create a further 9 new councils, subject to the decision of the courts.
Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
Other new council benefits:
Elections for new councils will take place on 9 September 2017.
For further information on proposals currently under examination and reporting please see olg.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au.
The Minister has announced that he will proceed with the formation of the following councils:
The following merger proposals are pending.
The Minister has decided the following proposals will not proceed:
19 new councils created in NSW today - 12/05/2016
This website contains details on the process of the implementation of the new councils and further information that communities in affected areas may be interested in. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7).
Where an * is displayed next to a council name this means it is a part of that council area.