Sunday started with presentations of awards and then a panel discussion and this is where it became interesting. New South Wales is looking at decreasing the number of Local Government Areas, (LGA) and something that I hadn't considered is what happens to local family/local history groups, with the restructuring? While the council I live in will stand alone and out groups are safe, there are several others that are facing problems. Problems that were raised were,
- What if the LGA is divided between two other LGA areas? You would loose your groups identity.
- What happens if the LGA is absorbed by its neighbouring LGA?
- If your group is in a council owned building, will you be able to stay?
- What could happen to your collection?
Bye for now,