Forced council mergers

Merger Update – 27 March 2017

The Court of Appeal has found in favour of Ku-ring-gai Council in a decision handed down at 10.15am on Monday 27 March.

In response to this decision, Ku-ring-gai Council issued a media release.

In light of the decision, there will be no change to our status and the Council will continue its business as usual approach to delivering projects and services to our community, as it has done for the duration of this process.

The full text of the Court of Appeal's judgement can be read here. 

Update 27 July 2017: Proposed merger of Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Councils no longer going ahead

Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement on 27 July.
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Ku-ring-gai Council’s submission on proposed merger with Hornsby Shire

Our submission to the NSW Boundary Commission Review can be viewed here.
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Council takes legal action on forced merger proposal

We've commenced proceedings over the state government’s refusal to release the full KPMG report on mergers.
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Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Shire merger proposal

View NSW Government's merger proposal for Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Shire councils
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Answers to questions that Ku-ring-gai residents may have concerning the proposed forced merger of Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Councils.

Council's media releases on the forced merger

Read recent media releases from Council on this issue.
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What is Council's position

Ku-ring-gai Council believes it is in the best interests of its residents for it to remain a stand alone Council and not merge with Hornsby Council.

Background information

Learn more about the reports, communication and community consultation that have already taken place.

What you told us

Our consultation shows the majority of the community do not support a merger with Hornsby Shire Council.