Council Community Poll 2016

Published on 15 March 2016

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A Council Poll on the NSW Government’s proposal to merge Botany Bay City Council and Rockdale City Council was held on Saturday 27 February 2016.

QUESTION ASKED:

Do you agree that the City of Botany Bay should merge with Rockdale City Council?

RESULT

In total 8,053 residents voted formally in our poll. This included:

  • 7,877 residents who voted “NO” to the proposal to amalgamate Botany Bay and Rockdale; and
  • 176 residents who voted “YES” to amalgamate Botany Bay and Rockdale.

This means a total of 97.8% of local residents are opposed to the plan to amalgamate the City of Botany Bay and Rockdale Council.

In 2012 – the last time our Council voted – just over 21,000 residents cast their vote in the Mayoral Election. This means that more than a third of eligible voters chose to participate in our Community Poll on 27 February. This is a strong turn out for a voluntary vote.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Council has now submitted the outcome of the Poll to the State Government’s delegate. You can review Council’s amended submission here . Council contends that we have made a strong submission as to why the City of Botany Bay should not be merged with Rockdale Council.

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