Australian Municipal Amalgamation Rejected

The decision brought immediate positive responses from local leaders. Uralla Shire Mayor Kevin Ward said that he couldn’t be happier with the decision. Guyra Shire Mayor Hans Heitbrink saidthat the decision not to merge the three councils speaks volumes about the spirit of the communities who fought to save their separate local government areas. Armidale-Dumaresq Mayor, Peter Ducat, spoke of the stress that the decision will relieve for council staff and the community.

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