With elections in the newly amalgamated MidCoast Council area taking place this weekend we take a look back at the major developments that led to its creation last year.
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We’ve also created a map which plots all the polling places.
In May 2016 the then-Baird Government made the shock announcement that Great Lakes, Taree and Gloucester councils would be merged into the one Mid-Coast Council.
The newly created council was one of 19 new councils across Sydney and NSW announced at the time.
To take a look back at the major developments that led to the creation of MidCoast Council with our interactive timeline below: