After last week’s Government amalgamations briefing, the mayor said Canning Vale and Cannington’s industrial and commercial areas would benefit Gosnells, which was ‘basically a dormitory suburb’.
‘It’s nice to be able to both live and work in your area,’ he said.
Parts of Canning that will not go to Gosnells include Willetton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, part of Welshpool’s industrial area and Curtin University.
These will be distributed among the new Fremantle/Melville/East Fremantle, Belmont/Kalamunda and Victoria Park/South Perth councils.
Canning Commissioner Linton Reynolds said the council, which was one of the first local governments established in WA, was paying the price for its previous councillors’ relationship with the Government.
‘It notes with regret’