The Minister for Local Government issued a media release on 12 May 2016 stating that Walcha Council would not merge at this time. The Minister noted the Delegate’s report, which said a merger of the four councils was the right long-term solution, but creating a successful new council for the region would require some years of collaboration and partnership between councils in the New England region. As a result, elections for Walcha Council will take place in September 2016
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