Public stand up to fight merger

Nanjing Night Net

Lockhart shire residents have formed a Community Steering Committee in a bid to fight the proposed merger.Lockhart locals are gearing up for a fight with a public committee formed in a bid to prevent the council merging with two others.

It comes as a host of councils across the Riverina prepare for public enquiries into mergers.

Lockhart Shire Council appointed 15 members of the public to the Community Steering Committee.

Committee members will work to encouragemembers ofthe community to makea submission to fight the merger.

The three-way merger between Lockhart, Urana and Corowa was first raised when IPART released their recommendations.

Public enquiries will be held from February 1 to 12 at various locations around the state.