Goodbye South Perth? This sneaky proposal by the Minister seeks to avoid having to get our approval for change. The Minister for Local Government proposes:
“To change the current boundaries of the district of the Town of Victoria Park by (a) abolishing the current district of the City of South Perth (b) amending the boundaries of the district of the Town of Victoria Park to include within it the land of the current district of the City of South Perth.” For details click Minister's Proposal.
For more about the process and to make your submission Click Here. The Councils of South Perth and Victoria Park have made a joint submission, based mainly around opposing the Minister’s slicing off the Burswood Peninsular, removing the combined City’s biggest rate payers, gifting them to Perth CBD. Here are details of the Joint Response.
Should we be submitting our ideas on what we want from Local Government, why we have it and what it could do? Surely it’s more than just size that matters? Have your say on the Department’s web site or click on Comments, below, or just email me and I’ll get your words submitted.
Australia Day 2014 on the South Perth riverbank was just wonderful. Happy volunteers, inspired performers and a cheery crowd made the day memorable. We really have changed the way we celebrate the day. I saw smiles all around and felt a buzz of positive conversation everywhere. Here are links to three of my photo albums from the day:
For those who missed last year, here’s the 2013 album
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