There was no ambiguity in his words.
One wonders why the Government would want to take a large city that is financially sound, has a progressive outlook and serves its ratepayers well and carve it into pieces to be passed to other towns and cities which are, perhaps, not doing so well.
There seems to be no rhyme or reason for such folly.
Before the last election, it was stated there would be no forced amalgamations.
I find it difficult to believe that the people of Cockburn agree with the minister’s proposal, which will wipe our city from the map.
It’s interesting to note that in 1994, the then-government led by Richard Court was instrumental in splitting the City of Perth into four parts because it was considered too big.
Does the word ‘whim’ come to anyone’s mind over this issue? It does to mine!