CASINO AND RICHMOND AMALGAMATION

Casino and Richmond Amalgamation 17 May 99

CASINO AND RICHMOND AMALGAMATION

17 May 1999

Thomas George, Member for Lismore today welcomed the Minister for Local Government, Harry Woods' decision to conduct a public inquiry into the joint application by Richmond River Shire Council and the Casino Council for their amalgamation.

"I support the Minister's resolution as the results of the inquiry will then be used to determine whether the Boundaries Commission will be appointed to settle once and for all the issue of amalgamation as proposed by both Councils" Mr George said.

Both Councils need to know their future prior to the September Local Government Council Elections to enable proper determinations to be made on their future to remain independent or to amalgamate under a voluntary agreement.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577