The proposed council mergers include:
- 15 new councils for Sydney bringing the total number of metropolitan councils down from 43 to 25.
- 20 new council across regional NSW to bring the total number of regional councils down from 109 to 87.
- No Sydney council is forecast to be larger than Blacktown, or have fewer than 150,000 ratepayers.
NSW Premier Mike Baird said that fewer councils would mean a big reduction in red tape for the NSW community and the businesses that work with councils.