On 12 May NSW Premier Mike Baird and the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole announced the formation of 19 new councils in NSW.
The proclamation of the new Bayside Council was made on 9 September 2016, following the conclusion of legal action by Botany Bay City Council in the Court of Appeal. The decision to proceed with the merger followed consideration of the reports on this proposal and Botany Bay’s alternative proposal to expand its boundaries.
The 20 new stronger, more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure such as roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
New councils will receive a wide range of additional benefits:
Note: The Minister has given his in principle support to create a further six new councils, subject to the decision of the courts.
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:
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.