Mayors team up to reject Super Council
Mayors from six council areas, including the City of Botany Bay, which the Independent Local Government Review Panel proposes to group together into a single “super council” have put forward a joint submission calling for sensible, practical reform to Local Government in NSW, not simply mergers for mergers sake.
The six councils – City of Botany Bay, City of Sydney, Leichhardt, Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra – presented the submission to Professor Graham Sansom at a recent meeting where he admitted the Panel had not done any cost-benefit analysis of the proposed mergers.
To read the full media release and submission click here.
Changes to Recycling coming soon!
Plans to revamp the City’s recycling and clean-up programs are major pluses in the 2013/2014 budget.
Council will replace the current weekly two crate service with a fortnightly 240 litre bin co-mingled system. Improved technology means it is no longer necessary to separate recyclable products kerbside and the bin on wheels will make it easier for many residents to manage.
The budget will also provide funding for the National Garage Sale Trail to be held in October to encourage residents to recycle unwanted household items such as kitchenware, furniture and clothes.
Have Your Say - About Draft Budget
The City of Botany Bay’s draft budget is now on exhibition together with Council’s Community Strategic Plan (10 year plan) and Council’s Delivery Program (4 year plan).
All documentation can be viewed online at www.botanybay.nsw.gov.au or at Council’s Administration Centre, 141 Coward Street, Mascot or the Mayor’s Office, Shop 176A Westfield Eastgardens.