Noranda stand-alone boundary change: Decision next month

THE City of Swan Council will vote at its November 25 meeting on whether it supports Noranda Action Group’s (NAG) request to have the boundary changed.

Chief executive Mike Foley said the City had previously supported the boundary change as part of local government reform with Council yet to determine if it supports the request as a stand-alone boundary change.

Mr Foley said the affected households contributed $760,942.91 in rates to the City of Swan.

“On this occasion the City is not asking for anything from the City of Bayswater if the transfer goes ahead; however, if there are future requests the City will need to consider the impact on rates,” he said.

Mr Foley said there were eight criteria for the advisory board to consider when submissions were made.

“The City considered that the boundary change to transfer this portion of Noranda to the City of Bayswater was covered by clauses b (physical and topographical features) and f (transport and communication),” he said.

“It considered that the logical boundary should be along Reid and Tonkin highways.”

Ultimately, the Local Government Advisory Board will determine the outcome.