Jul 19 2019

Questions are being asked of the state government as to why more money from its Stronger Country Communities fund is being directed to amalgamated councils.

 

A hint of criticism came from this week's Goulburn Mulwaree Council meeting.

 

General Manager, Warrick Bennett said it was disappointing that more funds were going to amalgamated councils to the detriment of others which were not merged.

 

Mr Bennett's comments also follow representations to the Deputy premier by the mayor, who suggested that the importance of residents in the region was being devalued.

 

As an example, General manager Bennett compared the Hilltops council which receives $127 per head of population with Goulburn Mulwaree's $27.50 per head.

 

Under the Stronger Country Communities programme, Goulburn Mulwaree council is allocated $887,000.

 
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