Residents urged to have their say on the future of Fairfield City
Published Monday, 16th March 2015
The NSW Government has asked Fairfield City Council to comment on the option of amalgamating Fairfield and Liverpool councils as part of the Government’s reform package.
If the amalgamation proceeds it will create a city with a future estimated population of more than 500,000.
Fairfield City Council is one of the most efficient councils as rated by NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp). No amalgamation should proceed unless there are clear benefits identified for Fairfield residents. Currently we have a high standard of service delivery and our rates are much cheaper than most other councils.
“Although the NSW Government will make the final decision, Council will ensure the best interests of residents are put forward and taken into account, before the Government makes the decision about our future,” Mayor Carbone said.
“I would like residents to consider the question: ‘Is bigger better or do they want Fairfield City Council to remain responsible for providing local services and continue low rates for the local people?’
“Council feels it’s important for the residents to be aware of what is being proposed by the NSW Government.”
“I encourage all residents to complete the survey. There are a number of different ways to access the survey.
“The views of our local residents will form part of our submission to the NSW Government.”
Information on Council’s Have Your Say on the Future of Fairfield City is available at:
- Website: www.ourfairfieldcity.com.au - available in all languages
- Fairfield City Council’s Administration Centre, 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley
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