From the Maitland Mercury report:
Today, 46 years on, amalgamations are still a hot topic but one Cr Humphery is happy to walk away from.
“I’m not staying for the sake of staying,” he said. “I’m leaving on a positive note, from a council that has done so well, particularly under the leadership of Mayor Peter Blackmore and General Manager David Evans,” Cr Humphery said.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 28 Aug 2017.