Amalgamations

When first elected as Mayor, I made a commitment to make Fairfield City a better place.

This is being fulfilled through the rollout of new infrastructure and facilities across the entire local government area.

In the past week there has been a lot of discussion on amalgamations in the media.

The State Government proposed that Fairfield City amalgamates with Liverpool City.

Council consulted with the community and 91% of residents said they want Fairfield City to stand alone and not amalgamate.

The graph below shows the population size of Fairfield City and some other councils.

With 203,109 residents, we are the third largest council in Sydney, although there might be potential benefits in amalgamating very small councils, or regional councils that are unsustainable. I want to reinforce that there are no benefits for Fairfield City.

We are Fit for the Future. Be assured, as someone elected by the community to be the Mayor of the City, I was not elected to make the decision to amalgamate the City.

I will stand firm on the community's view not to amalgamate, as this decision was made by the community and is in the best interest of the City of Fairfield.

I will continue to state my personal view that any choice to amalgamate or otherwise should be made by our local residents, not bureaucrats or politicians within the State Government.

Population Graph

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