Success for success

Could this logo read City of Success next year?
Could this logo read City of Success next year?

That is the name put forward by the City of Cockburn in its final submission to the Local Government Advisory Board on reform.

The City is likely to merge with the City of Kwinana when reform kicks in next July.

Cockburn councillors backed the name at the monthly council meeting last Thursday following an independent phone survey gauging resident opinion on four names.

The names put forward were the City of Beeliar, the City of Beeliar Lakes, the City of Jervoise Bay and the City of Success. The City resolved last month to support the City of Cockburn-Kwinana as the name for the new city.

But advice from the Local Government Advisory Board was that it preferred a new name for a new entity.

An independent phone survey of 404 Cockburn and Kwinana residents found 34 per cent preferred the City of Success.

In second place was the City of Jervoise Bay with 28 per cent, followed by the City of Beeliar (16 per cent) and City of Beeliar Lakes (12 per cent)

Cockburn Councillor Steve Portelli was not convinced, calling for further public consultation.

‘Having a few weeks to come up with a name is ridiculous,’ he said.

‘Six weeks would be more appropriate to consult properly.’

Councillor Lee-Anne Smith disagreed, saying the system used was consistent with recommendations offered up by the WA Auditor General for community-based research.

The Cockburn-Kwinana Community Committee were keen on the City of Beeliar, with the group’s second choice the City of Success.

Also contained in the City’s final submission was support for a three-ward system.

The east and west wards would contain four councillors with the south ward containing three.

The City of Kwinana will submit its own final submission.