The NSW Government's controversial forced council amalgamations will be one of the most pressing matters when the new cabinet meets for the first time tomorrow. It will cost around $7m to replace the ageing vehicles at Bayside Council, vehicles that belonged to Botany Council before the merger with Rockdale. other councils now want out of proposed mergers, like Canada Bay. As revealed by Seven News, it's stepping up its opposition to a merger with Strathfield and Burwood, calling an extraordinary general meeting last night, as a result of Deputy Premier John Barilaro demanding all country council mergers before the courts be scrapped. Canada Bay's urging Mr Barilaro to raise its merger in cabinet.