Waiting game a big worry

The City of Canning has been operating in uncertainty according to its CEO.
The City of Canning has been operating in uncertainty according to its CEO.

‘While there will be no change to our day-to-day operations, the delay in the announcement only prolongs the uncertainty for residents, businesses and staff as to the outcome and what that will mean to rates, services and employment at the City,’ he said.

‘The City has been operating in a period of uncertainty for many months due to the reform process; it has been a difficult period for the community and for staff.

‘We hope that the end of August date is now firm and we will soon know what the future holds.’

The Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) recently revealed it would provide its recommendations on metropolitan reform almost a month later than expected.

The LGAB will now provide recommendations in late August.

Local Government Minister Tony Simpson said it would not affect the July 1, 2015 deadline for the start-up of new local government entities. |WA Local Government Association president Troy Pickard said while he appreciated the LGAB needed extra time to meet its obligations, the delay would likely put stress on the sector.