Amalgamations and Marrickville

Submissions for Amalgamations and Marrickville have now closed.

We received a total of 3,685 responses to the ‘Amalgamations and Marrickville’ survey. The key result of this was a ratio of 3.5 : 1 in support of Marrickville standing alone. With this community feedback, it was resolved at the 19 May 2015 Council meeting that a business case be developed for Marrickville to stand-alone.

Read the full Community Engagement Report.

Consultation has concluded

Inner West Super Council boundariesThe State Government wants Marrickville to amalgamate with Canada Bay, Ashfield, Burwood, Leichhardt and Strathfield to create a ‘Super Council’ of 342,000 residents – and a projected 2031 population of 432,400.

By June, Councils must submit a ‘Fit for the Future’ business case to show how they meet four criteria set by the State Government.

Before Marrickville considers our final position, we want to know what our community thinks. Should Marrickville stand alone? Or should we amalgamate with all of the inner west councils?

Please read the Amalgamations and Marrickville brochure.

Then complete the survey online.

How are we seeking the community's opinion?

To reach the maximum number of residents and ratepayers, we are...

  • Delivering the brochure to the letterboxes of all residences and businesses in the Marrickville local government area
  • Posting the brochure to all ratepayers with their rates instalment
  • Placing feedback boxes at Marrickville Council Administration Centre, and Marrickville, Dulwich Hill, Stanmore and St Peters Libraries
  • Promoting through traditional and digital media

We have also commissioned a market research company to undertake a statistically valid, demographically representative phone survey in April.

What are the next steps?

When community engagement closes, we will analyse all survey results received online and via post and publish a summary on this site. The elected Council at its meeting on 19 May will consider all the feedback and decide on a position for Marrickville Council's Fit for the Future application.

More information

Go to the 'More Information' box to view the Independent Panel’s reports, find out more about the State Government’s Fit for the Future package and see what our neighbouring councils are proposing.



Inner West Super Council boundariesThe State Government wants Marrickville to amalgamate with Canada Bay, Ashfield, Burwood, Leichhardt and Strathfield to create a ‘Super Council’ of 342,000 residents – and a projected 2031 population of 432,400.

By June, Councils must submit a ‘Fit for the Future’ business case to show how they meet four criteria set by the State Government.

Before Marrickville considers our final position, we want to know what our community thinks. Should Marrickville stand alone? Or should we amalgamate with all of the inner west councils?

Please read the Amalgamations and Marrickville brochure.

Then complete the survey online.

How are we seeking the community's opinion?

To reach the maximum number of residents and ratepayers, we are...

  • Delivering the brochure to the letterboxes of all residences and businesses in the Marrickville local government area
  • Posting the brochure to all ratepayers with their rates instalment
  • Placing feedback boxes at Marrickville Council Administration Centre, and Marrickville, Dulwich Hill, Stanmore and St Peters Libraries
  • Promoting through traditional and digital media

We have also commissioned a market research company to undertake a statistically valid, demographically representative phone survey in April.

What are the next steps?

When community engagement closes, we will analyse all survey results received online and via post and publish a summary on this site. The elected Council at its meeting on 19 May will consider all the feedback and decide on a position for Marrickville Council's Fit for the Future application.

More information

Go to the 'More Information' box to view the Independent Panel’s reports, find out more about the State Government’s Fit for the Future package and see what our neighbouring councils are proposing.



Amalgamations and Marrickville survey (Trim 15/SF116)

Submissions for Amalgamations and Marrickville have now closed.

We received a total of 3,685 responses to the ‘Amalgamations and Marrickville’ survey. The key result of this was a ratio of 3.5 : 1 in support of Marrickville standing alone. With this community feedback, it was resolved at the 19 May 2015 Council meeting that a business case be developed for Marrickville to stand-alone.

Read the full Community Engagement Report.

Consultation has concluded