Berejiklian government axes Wollongong, Shellharbour council merger

Kate McIlwain
Andrew Pearson
Updated February 14 2017 - 1:43pm, first published 12:00pm

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has walked away from her government’s forced merger of Wollongong and Shellharbour councils.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

Andrew Pearson

Andrew grew up in the western Riverina town of Hay and has strong ties to the region. He is a former DA journo who has a passion for breaking news and has covered everything from council and politics to crime and court.

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