It needs it to keep the cost of waste disposal down among its member councils of Wanneroo, Joondalup, Vincent, Perth, Cambridge and Victoria Park.
The City of Stirling remains a member, but for about three years has been exempt from being required to use the MRC’s Tamala Park and Neerabup facilities while negotiations continue on its decision to withdraw.
Stirling has argued it has been acting in the best interests of its ratepayers by avoiding having to charge them an extra $33 for the same service it is getting elsewhere.
Many look forward to the outcome of the next Stirling City Council meeting to discuss the invitation from MRC to remain a member. Hopefully, negotiations can resume and compromises be reached to support Stirling and keep the MRC’s operational costs down. In the meantime, the ongoing saga has been fertile ground for the legal fraternity.