Why did the Nationals take so long

26 January 2017 By Paul Mullins Consider this. Regional Councils, their staff and citizens have been put through years of work and angst over the threat of forced mergers. All because, as it is now apparent, that such was the authority and determination of Former Premier Mike Baird for his amalgamation agenda that no one in Cabinet was prepared to speak up against it. Remember that: • No forced amalgamations was a Coalition promise before the election; • By the…



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Bank Street Goss

Michael and Cheryn Johnson and their team at Sweetness Your Lolly Shop/Molong Gelato have been working hard for months now to create their next enterprise in the old wool store…



No merger before 22 February

Cabonne Council has been informed by its senior legal counsel that the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole will not make any proclamation on a merger between Caboone, Orange and…






Maybe next year’s reshuffle?

NSW Government’s Deputy Premier and Nationals leader, John Barilaro came to Molong and talked with Cabonne Council and ANTY regarding the reasons why ‘forced amalgamation’ of Cabonne with Orange City…