City’s view clear

YOUR unnamed correspondent correctly states (Elderly in the dark, Canning Times, August 20) that the ‘aged-care complex’ surrounding the Care Services office on the corner of Herald Avenue and High Road in Willetton will not be in the boundary of the new Canning/Gosnells council under the present proposed local government boundary changes.

This wonderful new Care Services building completed last year using funding from the City of Canning, the WA Health Department and Lotterywest, has proved to be a successful central point for all City care service delivery.

How those services will be delivered after July 2015 has yet to be decided. State and federal governments fund many of the activities and discussions have yet to take place with these funding bodies about providing services after the proposed boundary changes.

As information becomes available about the changes it will be openly communicated to the users of the services provided in and from the Herald Avenue site, and to the wider community.

It is the City of Canning’s very clear view that no users of services should be disadvantaged by the proposed boundary changes, and that there will be full continuity of services while the process is continuing.

Any concerns that users have with these changes should most appropriately be directed to their local State Members of Parliament, as these changes do not reflect the wishes of the City council or the results from our recently conducted community survey.

Linton Reynolds,

Commissioner,

City of Canning