NSW Farmers never called for de-amalgamation

August 16, 2023 7:59 am in by

New South Wales Farmers has angrily hit back at claims they called for Merriwa to de-amalgamate from Upper Hunter Shire.

Councillor James Burns successfully moved a motion at the last council meeting to conduct community consultation on the issue.

He used a recent move by the organisation’s Merriwa branch, at their annual conference, to call for a review of all councils across the state who were forced to amalgamate.

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But Policy and Advocacy Head Kathy Rankin said they have never suggested Merriwa go it alone again.