May 6 -12, 2018: Issue 358
Community Forum Calls For Immediate Pittwater Demerger: Pittwater Rally Will Be Held At Parliament House - May 15th
Pittwater's Phil Walker's GIPA Application For The KPMG ‘Business Case’ On Forcibly Amalgamated Councils
Amalgamation of NSW councils was based on analysis by consultancy KPMG. The government will not release it. A Pittwater citizen is using FOI legislation to force disclosure in court at the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
Pittwater resident Phil Walker has brought a GIPA (freedom of information) application for the KPMG ‘Business Case’ and source documents used by the Baird/Berejiklian Government to force council amalgamations, including that of Pittwater.
He argues that the Government has waived Cabinet privilege over source KPMG documents by publicly releasing and relying on a short form KPMG summary report and merger proposals that directly named those sources.
Mr. Walker also alleges that the Premier’s Department has failed to carry out adequate searches.
Residents Say Newport B-Line Extension Not Needed: Will Facilitate Dee Why Style Over-Development + Road Congestion
Dee Why Bodyboarder Takes Out 2018 NSW HIF Bodyboard State Titles
Ducks Away As Lifesavers Gear Up For IRB Season: Bilgola And Mona Vale Entering For First Time
The 2018 Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) season is shaping up to be the biggest yet with a record number of round one competitors set to take to the start-line at Stockton Beach this weekend.
Autumn In Pittwater: 2018
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