Councils submit proposals

Rossmoyne forehore will become part of the City of Melville if the Local Government Minister accepts the city’s plan to expand. Picture: Martin Kennealey d409010
Rossmoyne forehore will become part of the City of Melville if the Local Government Minister accepts the city’s plan to expand. Picture: Martin Kennealey d409010

– The City of Fremantle chose to put forward a non-conforming bid, proposing that the City extend its boundary east to Stock Road, incorporating East Fremantle, Bicton and Palmyra, and handing the parts of O’Connor and Samson east of Stock Road to the City of Melville.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said he thought the proposal had a strong chance of getting State Government support.

‘We’ve put forward a rational, evidence-based proposal that matches up with government planning and thinking.’

– The Town of East Fremantle has passed a resolution that, while maintaining its preferred position of not amalgamating, broadly supports the City of Fremantle’s proposal in preference to the Government’s preferred model of amalgamating with both the City of Melville and the City of Fremantle.

– The City of Canning did not agree with the State’s plans for it to transfer Rossmoyne, Shelley and parts of Willetton and Riverton to Melville.

Commissioner Linton Reynolds said his plan was designed to offer a better alternative.

‘We want Canning to remain as it is, but unfortunately there is no way to defend all of our boundaries,’ he said.

– The City of Cockburn resolved to not proceed with a voluntary amalgamation with the City of Kwinana.

Chief executive Stephen Cain said the City wished to retain its boundaries.