The Sydney Business Chamber was one of the first advocates of reducing the number of councils, preparing a 2009 report that identified why structural reform of Sydney’s local government sector was necessary. For too long the structure of Sydney’s local government sector has acted as a barrier to improved operating performance, regional planning and the competitiveness of Sydney as a global city.
The Chamber commissioned KPMG to report on the efficiencies of the current local government arrangements. This report makes the case for change of Sydney’s local government structure to one which supports global competitiveness, is cost effective, based around communities of interest, and is financially sustainable. Sydney’s economy would benefit from the transformation of the governance arrangements of Sydney by creating a more efficient, cost effective structure.