Local Government Review Panel meeting in Bathurst tonight

Local Government Review Panel meeting in Bathurst tonight

A suggestion by the Local Government Review Panel to merge a number of local councils will be discussed at a meeting in Bathurst tonight.

The Review Panel has suggested the merging of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney councils, which has concerned a number of residents and councillors.

Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper says the biggest employer in Cabonne is local government, while Blayney Mayor, Scott Ferguson, says there are fears the identity of Blayney will disappear.

But the Review Panel says the amalgamation would provide Blayney and Cabonne with a much higher capacity rate base.

The review also suggests merging the Oberon council with Bathurst.

But Panel chair Graham Sansom says the amalgamations remain a mere option, and not the panels final recommendation to the state governmen.t

Previous Rainy weekend a welcome change for Central West farmers
Next Fatal car crash at Sofala near Bathurst

About author

Libby Dreyer
Libby Dreyer 103 posts

Libby has worked as a Senior Journalist at National Radio News since February 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Canberra in December 2010.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

Central West NSW drivers targeted this Anzac Day

Police will be out in full force across Central West NSW this Anzac Day.


Wellington’s Cob Loaf festival

By Jay-Anna Mobbs A cob loaf festival came to town in Wellington on Wednesday seeing entries come from far and wide to get a piece of the action. There were

Concerns over bed closures at Bathurst Base Hopsital

The Bathurst Medical Staff Council is concerned about a decision to close five surgical beds at the Base Hospital.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!