Harrisdale and Piara Waters residents determined to break away from City of Armadale

RESIDENTS behind a campaign for Harrisdale and Piara Waters to secede from Armadale and join the City of Cockburn are determined to continue their bid, despite opposition from the City of Armadale.

Group spokeswoman Kelly Lacquiere said the campaign had evolved from being an issue with rates.

“After speaking to members of the community and information garnered from our Facebook polls, it is clear we have a real disconnect with the City of Armadale,” she said.

She said a very small minority used the main facilities offered by Armadale while the vast majority used Cockburn’s facilities.

“We want to be a part of the community we connect with and pay rates towards the facilities we use,” she said. “That council is the City of Cockburn,” she said.

Armadale Chief executive Ray Tame said the City would oppose the split.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the City had not been contacted by the group, adding the boundary change process would be costly and time consuming.

“Any boundary change proposal needs to be supported by all local governments involved in order to be successful,” he said.