On 12 May 2016 the NSW Government announced the formation of 19 new councils.
The proclamation of the new Bayside Council occurred on 9 September 2016, following the conclusion of legal action by Botany Bay City Council in the Court of Appeal.
This took the total number of new councils created in 2016 to 20.
On 27 July 2017, the Government announced council mergers currently before the courts will not proceed.
The 20 new stronger, more efficient councils that have already been established will remain in place and are working harder for residents and delivering better services and infrastructure such as roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
New councils have reported overall savings of more than $50 million between their establishment and March this year. This is almost three times more than original expectations.
Other benefits include:
With the funding provided by the NSW Government new Councils have funded $216,361,189 community initiatives and major projects to provide better facilities, services and infrastructure.
All Projects Funded To Date
Rural Community Projects
Metro Community Projects
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.
Where an * is displayed next to a council name this means it is a part of that council area.