Hornsby Council welcomes amalgamation announcement
Posted: Wednesday 15 February, 2017
Hornsby Shire Council has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that it will move forward with the proposed amalgamation of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai councils.
“Hornsby Council has supported reform since the Government’s initial announcement, as our independent investigations have revealed the significant economic benefits that will be gained,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell said.
“The past few weeks have been quite tense as speculation ran rife that the Government might back away from the proposal.
“It would have been a tragic waste of an opportunity for our ratepayers and the tax payers of NSW – we commend the Government for sticking to their guns.
“There are some very vocal critics to amalgamation, but those people are mainly protecting their vested interests and do not speak for everybody.
“Council has studied the figures and we are convinced that amalgamation is in the best interests of both communities.
“I hope we can now work with Ku-ring-gai Council to reach a sensible resolution that will benefit all ratepayers sooner rather than later.”