New State Govt also keeping eye on Town of Cambridge

New State Govt also keeping eye on Town of Cambridge

TOWN of Cambridge will continue to be under watch of the new State Government.

Western Suburbs Weekly reported in March the Town had been monitored by the Barnett Government since at least February after “concerns” were raised.

Churchlands MLA Sean L’Estrange confirmed in a letter to a resident in February of the surveillance by the Department of Local Government and Communities under the former Liberal leader.

WA Labor took the reins after the March 11 election and Acting Local Government Minister Peter Tinley has confirmed the Town is still being watched.

“The Government is aware of the community’s concerns about the Town of Cambridge,” he said.

“The Department of Local Government and Communities is continuing to monitor the situation and I am informed that no new complaints about council have been received by the department since March.”

The Department was tight-lipped about further details.

Town chief executive Jason Buckley said in March he had not received correspondence from the Department about it monitoring the local authority.

He said the Town would co-operate providing any information required by the Department.