Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sunbury Project Panel To Present Recommendations By 30 June 2014

A poll in October 2013, concluded that about 60 per cent of Hume Residents voted in favour of a Sunbury separation.

Gates at the uniting church at Sunbury. Photo by Mattinbgn

In February 2014, the Minister for Local Government, Jeanette Powell MP, announced that a Local Government Panel would be established to review the feasibility and viability of Sunbury separating from Hume City Council. The Minister also announced the establishment of a Community Consultative Committee to help advise the Local Government Panel throughout the separation process.

The panel consists of Brian Haratsis (Panel Chair), Kelvin Spillar and Maxine Cooper. The panel is expected to provide recommendations to the Minister by 30 June, 2014.

The Hume City Council is committed to providing constructive and valuable input during the transition and supports the panel to ensure a fair and balanced outcome for both communities.

For the latest information on the Sunbury Project visit the Local Government Victoria website at www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/localgovernment

Original Article By Hume City Council, February 2014

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