Yass Valley councillors have spoken out in support of the Burrinjuck trustees and have demanded answers from the NSW government.
Councillors resolved at the last meeting to write to deputy premier Andrew Stoner asking for an explanation as to why the trust wasn’t consulted.
Cr Bill Luchetti said it was a shame the trust was to be dissolved.
“There are a lot of people that have given a lot of time to this place. It’s ridiculous that it’s been done without any consultation.”
The council will be asking Mr Stoner about the financial implications of the change for the state park.
Deputy mayor Judith Williams questioned why council hadn’t been consulted considering it is the trust’s neighbour.
“For this to happen, for us as neighbours without being part of the consultation, I find offensive.
“It has been poorly managed,” Cr Williams told the latest council meeting.
Cr Geoff Frost moved a motion to have the trustees recognised for their contribution, which was unanimously accepted.
The council also resolved to request the Burrinjuck members be considered for the new advisory committee, which will provide information to the overarching trust.
Trustee Ian Lumsden said in his experience advisory committees had no say in what actually happened in the park.
The minster’s office told the Tribune that advisory committees are to ensure communities “have an ongoing say in the future of the parks”.