Mayors speak out over forced amalgamation push

UP TO THE PEOPLE: Grant District Mayor Richard Sage says any decision to merge councils should be made by a vote of ratepayers.

FORCED council amalgamations and a total overhaul of local government should be a priority focus of a state-based productivity commission, according to an Upper House MP.

SA-Best MLC Frank Pangallo said the first item of business after the establishment of the South Australian Productivity Commission should be to restructure governance within councils to deliver efficiencies.

The newly-elected MP


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