Financial Statements Amalgamation Costs
Financial Statements 2019/20
Leichhardt Council Submission on Amalgamation
"the Panel must recognise that this last minute change to the FFF submission process has given no time whatsoever for Councils to
Size of the LGA
2016 Census Data: Population 182,043 (51.3% Female; 48.7% Male - https://quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2016/quickstat/LGA14170
Marrickville and Ashfield Rate Variations 15-16
"INNER WEST LOCAL COUNCIL SPECIAL RATE VARIATIONS APPROVED19 May 2015, https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/Home/Industries/Local-Government/Reviews/Special-Variations-Minimum-Rates/Special-Variations-Minimum-Rates-2015-16
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved applications from Ashfield and Marrickville councils to increase general income by more than the rate peg amount of 2.4% from 1 July 2015.
Ashfield Council applied for 4 consecutive increases of 7.5% in 2015-16, 8.2% in 2016-17, 8.9% in 2017-18 and 9.3% in 2018-19, all including the annual rate peg, to be retained permanently in its rates base.
Marrickville Council applied for a permanent increase of 5.4% from 1 July 2015, including the rate peg.
In approving the councils’ applications, IPART has imposed conditions requiring that the additional income be used for the purposes outlined in the applications, and that the councils report to their communities in their annual reports each year until 2024-25 on the
outcomes achieved." - Media Release,
SMH: 'Rates will have to rise': Council mergers in crisis as losses mount, SMH,October 31, 2020 — 12.01am
"Bayside spent nearly $7 million of a government grant on astroturf in two neighbourhood parks, and Inner West Council[Administrator], [budgetted] $10 million on an IT project [out of $15million amalgamation funding] without going to tender. SMH,October 31, 2020 https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/rates-will-have-to-rise-council-mergers-in-crisis-as-losses-mount-20201027-p56926.html?