SOME Salisbury councillors have rained insults on Adelaide’s smallest councils, urging them to merge with their neighbours to prevent the introduction of regional planning boards.
Salisbury Council will use the Local Government Association’s October AGM to push for the amalgamation of metropolitan councils with fewer than 60,000 residents. (read more).
The above article has appeared in the Northern Messenger. Salisbury Council will be asking the LGA to support Council amalgamations rather than being forced into regional governance for planning. This was also mooted by the recently released report about the future of Local Government as we now know it. While regional governance has no merit as far as I am concerned there are plenty of opportunities for Councils to share resources (Unley shares many of it's services with other Councils). An additional level of governance also has little or no merit.