A trio of Dubbo Regional councillors are continuing their fight to keep the current ward system on Thursday afternoon.
Deputy mayor Anne Jones, and councillors David Grant and Greg Mohr were the only three who voted against a referendum last month to abolish the current system.
The current system was introduced when Dubbo and Wellington councils were amalgamated as a way to ensure all of the local government area was represented in the elected body.
Cr Jones and Cr Grant both currently represent the Wellington ward on council and along with Cr Mohr will fight against the majority again on Thursday at an extraordinary meeting.
"Myself, Cr Jones and Cr Mohr signed a recission motion to bring it back to the table," Cr Grant said.
"It's because we don't think [pushing forward with a referendum] is the right thing to be doing at this time.
"We've just got through COVID-19 and people haven't had the chance to really discuss the issue.
"As a council, we've really come together to try and make the best of this last six months to work together and work for the community."
Cr Grant believes the people of Wellington and the surrounding villages deserve to still have multiple representatives on council, especially after all the work that's recently been completed in the town.
"There's been a lot of work go on in Dubbo and Wellington in the last six months," he said.
"Prior to that, it was sort of an us and them type of attitude
"I know myself and Cr Jones have worked really hard to try and change the attitudes and accept the merge has happened with people in the community.
"People have seen the good things which have happened with the merger.
"I'd just hate to see all that good work undone because obviously the Wellington community feel they are going to lose their voice.
"They feel they won't have a voice on council at all and if they do they will be lucky to get one person if the referendum got up and we abolish the wards."
Should the wards be abolished when the public votes in December at the local government election the number of councillors will also increase to 11.
It would ensure mayor Stephen Lawrence has the deciding vote should opinions be split between councillors.
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