Independent Business Case
Snowy Valleys Council appointed the University of Newcastle to prepare an independent business case capable of being submitted to the Minister for Local Government for de-amalgamation.
Report author and project lead, Professor Joseph Drew of the University of Newcastle engaged with representatives of key stakeholder groups, Councillors and Council in mid-February 2023 and then returned to the region to share his draft findings at community forums held on the 27 and 28 April 2023.
Council will consider the report at its next ordinary meeting scheduled for 22 June 2023.
Development of the Report
Community Forums in April 2023
Communtiy members were invited to attend a community forum where report author and project lead, Professor Joseph Drew of the University of Newcastle presented the draft findings, answered community questions, and gathered individual feedback to help inform the final business case. This was the community's opportunity to hear the evidence and have their say.
Below is a recording of Professor Drew's online presentation
Stakeholder meetings in February 2023
The first step in engaging with the community during the development of the report took place in mid-February 2023, with representatives of key stakeholder groups, Councillors and Council staff meeting with the independent author of the report, Professor Joseph Drew, from Newcastle University.
View the video below to hear Professor Joseph Drew introduce himself, describe his approach to developing the report and his visit to the Snowy Valleys in February.