Shoalhaven City Council has voted unanimously in support of a Motion to confirm its position as being unequivocally opposed to the current merger proposal without any qualifications.
Mayor Joanna Gash said the Motion was resolved at the Strategy and Asset Committee meeting on Tuesday night.
“It was resolved that Council notes the overwhelming rate of submissions to the Office of Local Government Delegate for the merger proposal between Shoalhaven and Kiama that were in opposition.”
“Council further notes the submission from the Member for Kiama and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, Mr Gareth Ward MP that also opposes the merger proposal but Council does not agree with transferring any part of the Shoalhaven local government area to Kiama Municipal Council.”
“Council also notes the Parliamentary statement made by the Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis in opposition to the merger proposal.”
“Now that submissions have ceased and no further new information has been forthcoming since the release of the merger proposal, Council therefore resolves to confirm its position as being unequivocally opposed to the current merger proposal without any qualifications.”
Mayor Gash said the motion was carried without opposition.
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