KPMG Report on Local Government Reform and Amalgamations

Ian Weule made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

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The request was refused by NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Dear Premier and Cabinet, Department of - NSW,

Pursuant to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52 [GIPA], and consistent with the principles of Good, Responsible, Open, Fair and Effective Government in a Democratic system [e.g. GIPA 3(a)], espousing the values of integrity, accountability and transparency in realms including Public Policy and Public Expenditure, I, Ian Weule, Australian citizen, ratepayer and resident of Tumbarumba Shire, do hereby request that a full copy of the KPMG Report on Local Government Reform and Amalgamations be placed on a website in the public domain enabling unrestricted public access.
I believe that this publicly funded document should be regarded as an open access document supporting policy. (GIPA 18c and 23e).
Tumbarumba Shire is facing the possibility of a forced amalgamation irrespective of having been found ‘fit for the future’. It has also been reported that the amalgamation resulting in the formation of the neighboring Greater Hume Shire has cost their ratepayers in the vicinity of 11 million dollars. Expert advice is not infallible and to date there has been no rigorous scrutiny or validation/testing of model assumptions, and therefore no opportunity to challenge assumptions, correct errors or update outdated data. All these things are imperative in a just and democratic society.

Yours faithfully,
Ian Weule

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