Media Release - Boorowa Says No to Government’s Merger of Convenience

Approved for release by: Anthony McMahon

Date for release: 15 March 2016

Media Contact: Anthony McMahon

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Boorowa Says No to Government’s Merger of Convenience

Boorowa Council today launches a campaign against the Government’s proposal to merge Boorowa and Young on the basis that second best is not good enough.

To the NSW Government’s “Merger of Convenience” the Community of Boorowa says No!

“We are urging members of the Boorowa Community to attend a Public Inquiry meeting on Tuesday, April 5 at Boorowa Ex-Services Club from 6pm,” said Boorowa Mayor Wendy Tuckerman.

“It is imperative that our community takes a firm stance against this new proposal,” she said.

“I want to make it clear that this is not about having anything against Young, it is firmly about getting the best outcome for our strong and growing region,” Mayor Tuckerman said.

“The amalgamation of three councils is a better outcome than two on a range of fronts, particularly in terms of the financial advantages and a balance of representation" she said. 

The Public Inquiry meeting on Tuesday, April 5 has been moved from a highly inconvenient time as previously determined by the Government to a time in the evening which should accommodate greater attendance.

Boorowa residents will soon receive an information package on the new merger scenarios.

“We are calling for Boorowa residents to come together on April 5, and put forward the case against a two way merger for the benefit of the community.”

Residents who would like to attend are requested to register at:

www.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au (link is external) or by contacting 1300 813 020.

Residents who would like to speak at the public inquiry are requested to indicate that they wish to do so when they register to attend.

ENDS

Anthony McMahon (02) 6380 2000.

Media Release - Boorowa Says No to Government's Merger of Convenience