The State Government has announced that the planned amalgamation between Willoughby. North Sydney and Mosman Councils will not proceed. One reason given was that it was considered inaapropriate to have elections and September then to have to sack Councils soon after.
The threat of amalgamation is now dormant, unlikely dead. It behooves Council to actively pursue collaborative endeavors with neighbouring Councils. There are better models than amalgamation to achieve benefits for the people of the region. Whatever Council does it should not be complacent but proactive. Do not wait to be blindsided. Take the high ground. The Prince and the Art of War should be mandatory reading for all aspiring candidates at the upcoming election.