Qld council mergers catastrophic: ex-mayor

(Business Spectator) Forced council amalgamations were a catastrophe for one far north Queensland community, its former mayor says. Mike Berwick was the mayor of the Douglas Shire, north of Cairns, for 17 years. He says the state government’s decision to force the local council, and others, to merge with Cairns council sparked unbridled anger in […] […]