Last chance to have your say on the forced amalgamation of Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt councils


You are invited to comment on Council's submission to the Boundary Review on the State Goverment's merger proposal for Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt.

Provide feedback on Council's submission using the form at the end of this page. When providing comments, please address one or more of the criteria below.

Seven of the criteria focus on merger versus stand-alone and three assume a merger and what impact that might have on representation for the community. The three criteria that assume a merger are denoted by an asterix (*).

Page numbers in Council's submission are provided to help you find the relevant

You are invited to comment on Council's submission to the Boundary Review on the State Goverment's merger proposal for Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt.

Provide feedback on Council's submission using the form at the end of this page. When providing comments, please address one or more of the criteria below.

Seven of the criteria focus on merger versus stand-alone and three assume a merger and what impact that might have on representation for the community. The three criteria that assume a merger are denoted by an asterix (*).

Page numbers in Council's submission are provided to help you find the relevant information.

CRITERIA:

  • Financial advantages or disadvantages of the proposal to the residents and ratepayers - PAGE 11
  • Communities of interest and geographic cohesion in the existing areas and in any proposed new area - PAGE 12
  • Existing historical and traditional values in the existing areas and the impact of change on them - PAGE 13
  • Attitudes of the residents and ratepayers of the areas concerned - PAGE 14
  • Any effects the merge might have on elected representation - PAGE 17 *
  • Any impacts the merger proposal could have on the ability of the council to provide adequate, equitable and appropriate services and facilities - PAGE 17
  • Impacts on the employment of council staff - PAGE 18
  • Desirability (or otherwise) of dividing the resulting area or areas into wards - PAGE 18 *
  • Ensuring the opinions of diverse communities are effectively represented - PAGE 19 *
  • Other - PAGE 19

You can also mail written comments using reference 15/SF116 to:

PO Box 14, Petersham, NSW, 2049.

What happens to your comments?

All comments will be included with Council's submission to the Boundary Review.

Make a submission to the Boundary Review by 28 February

You are also encouraged to make a submission directly to Boundary Review.

Make a written submission by 5pm on Sunday 28 February

  • Mail to: GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001
  • or submit online here

What to put in your submission

Your submission needs to address one or more of the criteria from the list above. Please refer to our fact sheet to help you with your submission.

Details of the process

The Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, has referred his proposal for a FORCED AMALGAMATION OF MARRICKVILLE, ASHFIELD AND LEICHHARDT COUNCILS to the Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government for examination and report under the Local Government Act (the Act).

In turn, the Chief Executive has appointed a Delegate who will examine his amalgamation proposal, conduct a public inquiry, call for written submissions, and then report back to the Minister.

The Minister has indicated that new council entities can be expected to be proclaimed in mid-2016. This will be your last chance to have your say.

More information

For background information on the forced amalgamation of Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt councils, go to Marrickville Council’s website here.


  • Marrickville sends submission to the Council Boundary Review

    almost 3 years ago

    Marrickville Council has sent its submission to the Delegate for Marrickville-Ashfield-Leichhardt, Cheryl Thomas. The Delegate will review public submissions and provide a report to the NSW Minister for Local Government and the Boundaries Commission. The Boundaries Commission will provide comments on the Delgate's report to the Minister, who will then make a decision about whether to proceed with the three-Council merger.

    Read Council's submission here.

    Marrickville Council has sent its submission to the Delegate for Marrickville-Ashfield-Leichhardt, Cheryl Thomas. The Delegate will review public submissions and provide a report to the NSW Minister for Local Government and the Boundaries Commission. The Boundaries Commission will provide comments on the Delgate's report to the Minister, who will then make a decision about whether to proceed with the three-Council merger.

    Read Council's submission here.