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Consultation has concluded

In July 2021, Council resolved to consider the merits of a proposal to de-amalgamate the City of Canterbury Bankstown. Following a report to Council on 26 July 2022, Councillors resolved to submit a Business Case to the NSW Government to de-amalgamate the Council and restore the former Canterbury City Council and Bankstown City Council local government areas.

Your experiences as a ratepayer, resident or worker in Canterbury Bankstown are an important part of the evidence to be collected to inform the Business Case. Some themes this survey will ask you about include:

  • The financial aspects of the proposal;
  • Historical or traditional values of the area/s that may be affected;
  • Your feelings or attitudes or those of any special groups or communities that you belong to;
  • Your representation by your elected Councillors;
  • The impact on services and facilities provided by Council;
  • What the impact on Council staff might be;
  • If the needs of diverse communities will be met; and
  • Your feelings about the delivery of specific Council services such as waste management, cleaning, roads, footpaths, parks etc (optional).

Once completed, the Business Case will be reported to Council for its consideration and to confirm next steps. If adopted by Council, the Business Case will be submitted to the NSW Government. Please note that the de-amalgamation will only occur if approved by the NSW Minister for Local Government.

Have your say

Thank you for your interest. Submissions are now closed. All feedback and comments received will be reviewed and considered by Council.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Tuesday 2 August 2022 - Monday 22 August 2022

    Exhibition Period

    This consultation is open for contributions.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Under review

    Contributions to this exhibition are closed and reviewed.

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Business Case considered by Council

    The Business Case was considered by Council at its meeting on 13 September 2022 and is being reviewed.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Business Case submitted to the Minister

    If adopted by Council, the Business Case will then be submitted to the Minister in accordance with Section 218CC of the Local Government Act 1993.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Local Government Boundaries Commission inquiry and report

    The Minister must, within 28 days, refer the proposal to the Local Government Boundaries Commission with a direction that it conduct an inquiry and report on the proposal.

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Proposal considered by Local Government Boundaries Commission

    The Local Government Boundaries Commission considers the proposal under the provisions of Section 263 (3) of the Local Government Act 1993 and advises the Minister if it thinks approval would, or would not, be in the public interest.

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Final decision

    The Minister makes the final decision and advises Council.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.

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