Urban warriors

Street co-ordinators Fiona Boy, Greg Rowney, Geraldine Box, Nicola Appleton and Jamie Appleton are spreading the word. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d406647
Street co-ordinators Fiona Boy, Greg Rowney, Geraldine Box, Nicola Appleton and Jamie Appleton are spreading the word. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d406647

As a volunteer street co-ordinator, she will doorknock on homes and visit her nearby shopping centre to promote Vincent merging with Perth rather than Stirling.

‘We want to bring the issue to the people who are yet to sign the petition. There are 2500 names on there thus far and we’re looking to get 5000,’ Ms Box said.

‘Rather than just sticking leaflets in letterboxes, we’ll be doorknocking with the petition and information on what’s happening and why it’s important for people to consider supporting the campaign to go to Perth.

‘Many people may think this is an esoteric argument and may not have thought through the practicalities.’

Her job will also include publicising the next rally, which City of Vincent plans to host on September 22 on Angove Street in North Perth, where it will present the petition to Perth MLA Eleni Evangel.

‘The focus of the people that I know who live in this area ” which is like a set of villages ” tends to be towards the city and the inner-city life,’ Ms Box said.

‘Most people feel they relate to areas of Perth like Northbridge and the Cultural Centre rather than the outer suburbs. Stirling represents areas that are no longer the outer suburbs but they certainly were when a lot of people moved here.’

Ms Box volunteered for the role at last week’s community meeting in North Perth which was ed by Mayor Alannah MacTiernan.

Ms MacTiernan said the second rally would show their enthusiasm had not dimmed.

‘We’ve got to make it very clear that we’re not going to walk away and that we’ll keep the pressure and desire for this outcome up,’ she told the 50-plus group.

Cr John Carey said it was vital the next rally did not see a drop off in numbers.

Vincent has until October 4 |to make submissions on the |proposed amalgamation to the Local Government Advisory Board.

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