The deliberate suppression of key advice to the New South Wales government on the forecast financial workings of the state’s embattled council merger process has come back to haunt policymakers, after the NSW Court of Appeal upheld a crucial appeal on grounds of denial of procedural fairness.
Secret KPMG report brings NSW council mergers unstuck
The NSW Government's council amalgamations have been dealt another blow, with Sydney's Ku-ring-gai winning its court battle to stop a forced merger with Hornsby.
"We believe the court's decision signals a turning point for Premier [Gladys] Berejiklian's Government.
Ku-ring-gai Council wins court of appeal case against merger
Blow to Berejiklian government's council mergers as court rules ...
Ku-ring-gai Council wins court appeal against forced merger