The Liberal mayor of Strathfield in Sydney's west has vowed to fight a potential move by the O'Farrell Government to amalgamate the local council.

Mayor Gulian Vaccaris said on Tuesday night that all Strathfield councillors had backed a campaign to resist any push for the council to be merged.

"I, along with every other elected councillor in 2012, campaigned to fight amalgamation," he said in a statement released after a council meeting.

"I know for a fact that the majority of people in Strathfield want it to stay intact.

"Strathfield residents have nothing to gain, but much to lose from being amalgamated."

A discussion paper released by a government review panel late last year recommended consolidation of councils across Sydney, the lower Hunter, Central Coast and Illawarra, without detailing specific proposals.

However the government has said previously that no decision has been made on council amalgamations across Sydney.

Mr Vaccaris said the council would spend $50,000 on a resistance campaign, and would support local community groups fighting the proposed change.

In a statement, community group Save Our Strathfield backed the council's announcement.

"This community has been managing its own affairs for a century and we have done an excellent job at it," co-chair Nella Gaughan said.

"Our budget is in surplus, our rates are low, our property values are high and our amenities are the best in the region."

 

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