IPART has released its report on all Council
submissions in response to the Fit for the
What does this mean
Pittwater, Warringah and Manly Councils have all been declared 'unfit'
on the basis that they do not reach the scale and capacity benchmark.
Indeed 60% of Sydney metropolitan Councils are in this category.
Consequently IPART recommended a merger of all three Council's to form
one mega Council for the northern beaches.
Pittwater Council remains opposed to forced amalgamation.
Pittwater Council has continually reiterated this position as it
believes that there will be negative consequences for the community if
we were to become one mega Council on the northern beaches which
include a reduced voice in planning matters and less democratic
What can you do?
A range of activities are currently being planned to ensure that the
community has a voice. A response to the NSW Government is due by
18 November and this means we need to mobilise action as quickly as
No Forced Amalgamation
event - Thursday 29 October 5pm sharp, Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale
(near Flying Fox Café)
Council invites as many members of the community as possible to be part
of a fun and innovative photo opportunity. Council has engaged
drone and video photography to capture a human NO. We will be
distributing blue caps to all who participate to accentuate to shape of
NO that will be seen from the air. The visuals captured at the
event will be distributed broadly through media channels and a
dedicated social media campaign will be implemented to reinforce our NO
Forced Amalgamation stance.
Council will also be hosting a BBQ at this event for all who attend to
galvanise our collective efforts.
Mona Vale Market Day
- 1 November
Pittwater Council and Pittwater Forever will have stalls at the market
day. A photo booth capturing community sentiment and postcard campaign
directed to the Premier Mike Baird will be amongst the activities to
give the community an opportunity to voice their opinion on that day.
Updates will be made to the website about future activities and
information as it becomes available:
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views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or
Pittwater Community Association (WPCA)