Hornsby’s councillors vote themselves a pay rise after losing $200 million over a decade as a result of their backing of a force amalgamation.

Among those who voted in favour? Mayor Steve Russell.

Steve Russell and his councillors took the highest possible risk of pursuing this merger when they had no access to the KPMG report commissioned by the NSW government on which the financial basis of Council mergers was assessed.

Both state and local government have let down our community.

Emma Heyde
Greens C Ward candidate