MidCoast Water and MidCoast Council: integration proposal
Public Exhibition Period - Wednesday 15 March to Wednesday 12 April 2017
The future of MidCoast County Council (trading as MidCoast Water) has been the subject of ongoing discussions with the State Government. In meetings held by both MidCoast Council and MidCoast Water on Wednesday 21 December 2016, it was resolved that a formal process would proceed, seeking to dissolve MidCoast County Council and absorb its functions into MidCoast Council.
The resolution follows careful consideration of all options for the future delivery of water and sewer services to the community, and has been informed by the potential to avoid costs inherent in running two separate entities. Cost savings will be achieved through integrating into one organisation and management structure, with consolidated back-office and corporate functions and systems. In short, the MidCoast community will benefit from thesen savings if the proposal proceeds.
The proposal that recommends the transfer of MidCoast County Council assets, liabilities and functions to MidCoast Council, has now been placed on public exhibition by the Minister for Local Government. The NSW Government is inviting for feedback on the proposal over a 28-day period, from Wednesday 15 March – Wednesday 12 April 2017.
How to make a submission to the NSW Government
Make a written submission or provide feedback to the NSW Government by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: Minister for Local Government, C/- Office of Local Government, Locked Bag 3015, Nowra, NSW 2541
- Fax: 02 4428 4199
After the 28-day exhibition period, the State Government will assess the submissions received and then make a final recommendation to the Governor. The step-by-step process is outlined in the 'Formal Process' tab below.
The General Managers of MidCoast Water and MidCoast Council have committed to working closely to establish a transition plan, dependent on the outcome of the Governor's decision. The proposal recommends that MidCoast Water operates as a separate business unit or division of MidCoast Council, serving to minimise disruption to both organisation's day-to-day service delivery.