Renewed call for merger action
Central Coast Friends of Democracy has marked the sixth anniversary of the Central Coast council merger with renewed calls for government action.
The group, headed by former mayor Ms Jane Smith, is calling on the NSW Government to pay the $100 million to cover the true cost of "its forced amalgamation".
It is calling on the NSW Government to hold a poll to ask the community if its want to stay as one Central Coast Council or demerge while maintaining some shared services.
It is also calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the 2016 mergers to proceed before the State election in March 2023.
Media release, 12 May 2022
Jane Smith, Central Coast Friends of Democracy