Wollongong, Shellharbour council merger estimated to generate savings largely from staff cuts

By Ben Langford
May 15 2016 - 2:30pm
Human cost in job cuts: Shellharbour residents and ratepayers rallied against the forced council amalgamations at Reddall Reserve in January. Picture: Sylvia Liber
Human cost in job cuts: Shellharbour residents and ratepayers rallied against the forced council amalgamations at Reddall Reserve in January. Picture: Sylvia Liber

The lion’s share of the estimated $75 million in savings claimed to improve the finances of merged Shellharbour and Wollongong councils would come from shedding staff, government documents show.

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