Bayswater: City asked to remove map by Western Power

Bayswater: City asked to remove map by Western Power

BAYSWATER City Council removed a map from the public record this week after an “unusual” request from Western Power.

Western Power requested a map be removed from public viewing due to copyright.

The map set out areas of network priorities for the City and was included as part of an approval of submissions for the State underground power program.

It is now under a confidential cover in the February 23 council minutes.

Chief executive Francesca Lefante said Western Power told the City the map could be “misleading to the public”.

“It’s unusual… it’s the first time I’m aware of such a request,” she said.

Cr Dan Bull asked what would happen if they did not alter the minutes.

“(Western Power) would take the next step… I’m not sure of what risks that exposes the City to,” Ms Lefante said.

Cr Alan Radford called a point of order and unsuccessfully asked council to rescind the entire minutes, then reapprove the document.

However, Cr Chris Cornish said: “We’ve altered minutes in the past… let’s just do it… Let’s not hang whoever made that error (from Western Power) out to dry.”