Local Government Reform

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Consultation has concluded

Current situation

On 27 July 2017 the NSW Premier announced that the proposed Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra merger is not proceeding. This announcement follows legal action by Woollahra Council and Randwick Council to oppose the merger.

This means Randwick Council will not be amalgamated and will continue to stand alone.

For more historic information refer to the Local Government Reform(External link) section on Council's website.

Tell us what you think of local government reform and amalgamations.

In 2012, the State Government appointed an Independent Local Government Review Panel to undertake a review of local government.

In the same year, the Government also appointed the Local Government Acts Taskforce to rewrite the Local Government Act.

Both the Panel and Taskforce have completed their final reports and the State Government has placed these reports on public exhibition for comment until 4 April 2014.

The Review Panel report includes 65 recommendations for local government in NSW, including the creation of a 'global city' combining City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, Botany Bay and Randwick Councils.

Both the Review Panel Report and Taskforce Report are available to view on the Division of Local Government website.

Randwick City Council has prepared a draft submission to both these reviews and we want your comments.

How to have your say


  1. Read Randwick Council's draft submission on the reports
  2. Provide your comments through our feedback form or by emailing council@randwick.nsw.gov.au or in writing addressed to the General Manager Randwick City Council 30 Frances Street RANDWICK NSW 2031.
  3. You can also take a quick poll about amalgamations or register on this site and join in the community discussions
Your feedback to Council's draft submission will be carefully considered and reported to the Council Meeting on the 25 March 2014 to help inform Council's final submission.

We also encourage you to lodge submissions about the two reviews directly with the Office of Local Government.

The closing date for comments on the Randwick City Council draft submission into Local Government reform is 17 March 2014.

This will enable time for Council to consider the community feedback and finalise our submission to the State Government by 4 April 2014.


Current situation

On 27 July 2017 the NSW Premier announced that the proposed Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra merger is not proceeding. This announcement follows legal action by Woollahra Council and Randwick Council to oppose the merger.

This means Randwick Council will not be amalgamated and will continue to stand alone.

For more historic information refer to the Local Government Reform(External link) section on Council's website.

Tell us what you think of local government reform and amalgamations.

In 2012, the State Government appointed an Independent Local Government Review Panel to undertake a review of local government.

In the same year, the Government also appointed the Local Government Acts Taskforce to rewrite the Local Government Act.

Both the Panel and Taskforce have completed their final reports and the State Government has placed these reports on public exhibition for comment until 4 April 2014.

The Review Panel report includes 65 recommendations for local government in NSW, including the creation of a 'global city' combining City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, Botany Bay and Randwick Councils.

Both the Review Panel Report and Taskforce Report are available to view on the Division of Local Government website.

Randwick City Council has prepared a draft submission to both these reviews and we want your comments.

How to have your say


  1. Read Randwick Council's draft submission on the reports
  2. Provide your comments through our feedback form or by emailing council@randwick.nsw.gov.au or in writing addressed to the General Manager Randwick City Council 30 Frances Street RANDWICK NSW 2031.
  3. You can also take a quick poll about amalgamations or register on this site and join in the community discussions
Your feedback to Council's draft submission will be carefully considered and reported to the Council Meeting on the 25 March 2014 to help inform Council's final submission.

We also encourage you to lodge submissions about the two reviews directly with the Office of Local Government.

The closing date for comments on the Randwick City Council draft submission into Local Government reform is 17 March 2014.

This will enable time for Council to consider the community feedback and finalise our submission to the State Government by 4 April 2014.


Discussions: All (4) Open (4)
  • A global city council better?

    about 11 years ago
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    What do you think of the Local Government Review Panel's proposal for a super global city council combining Sydney, Randwick, Woollahra, Waverley, Botany Bay, Marrickville and Leichhardt Councils?

  • What do think of the other ideas in the Review Panel Report?

    about 11 years ago
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    As well as amalgamations, the Review Panel Report mentions the following ideas:

    • creating full time Councillors
    • popularly elected Mayors
    • increasing rates
    • increasing fees
    • increasing parking meters
    • getting rid of the pensioner discount on rates.

    What do you think?

  • What are our council services like now?

    about 11 years ago
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    How do you rate the services you currently get from Randwick Council?

  • Better services with a bigger city?

    about 11 years ago
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    What do you think services will be like under a super global city council?