Randwick Council Fights For Future
Randwick City Council has completed stage one and two of a three-stage community consultation program about the State Government’s controversial ‘Fit for the Future’ program.
The consultation process garners the views of residents, ratepayers and local businesses on the Fit for the Future program, which threatens to amalgamate local councils.
Council commenced community consultation in early January 2015 to inform and engage locals on what the government’s program means for Randwick’s future.
Randwick Mayor Ted Seng said Council has had a fantastic response from the community, with more than 8,000 people formally expressing their views.
“I am so pleased to see so many people understand the need to have their say on this important issue,” he said.
“We are opposed to the amalgamation of Randwick City Council; however, we are required to address the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future criteria by June 30, 2015.
Community consultation is a valuable part of this process and will assist us in progressing our required response.”
The findings of the consultation are now being reviewed and will be finalised and reported to Council in April. Stage three of Council’s consultation program, including a plebiscite, is expected to commence in May.
More information about the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future requirements, whereby councils have been asked to prove their future viability, is available at www.fitforthefuture.com.au.