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Council Merger Public Meeting


On Friday evening I joined with the Maitland Labor Councillors and Labor’s Candidate for Paterson, Meryl Swanson, to speak with residents of Maitland who are concerned with the NSW Government’s proposed merger between Maitland City Council and Dungog Shire Council.

Many people are concerned that they have felt the strain of Maitland’s seven year rate rise, but a merger could mean the extra money will be funnelled to the Dungog area instead of improving services in Maitland.

There is a lot of concern about how the Baird Government has gone about this proposal.

Last week I also launched a petition calling on the NSW Parliament to discontinue the proposed merger.

I would encourage all Maitland residents who are opposed to the merger to contact my office to sign the petition.

#councilamalgamation #JennyAitchison #petition #MaitlandCouncil

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Office address: 2/12 Elgin Street, Maitland NSW 2320 | Mail: PO Box 920, Maitland NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4933 1617 | Fax: 02 4933 4782 | Email: maitland@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Jay Suvaal, Country Labor Party, 9/377 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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