City of South Perth does not expect the City of South Park name to last

South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty and CEO Cliff Frewing arrive to hear the fate of local councils in Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d428094
South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty and CEO Cliff Frewing arrive to hear the fate of local councils in Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d428094

SOUTH Perth chief executive Cliff Frewing does not think the proposed new council will put up too many South Park signs when it starts operating from October 17 next year.

The talking point of reform has been that the new entity would be named the City of South Park, reminiscent of the dysfunctional community made famous in the cult animation show of the same name.

The Town of Victoria Park and City of South Perth both put in submissions to the Local Government Advisory Board and while the Town recommended South Bank City Council, the City recommended the City of South Park, favoured by the board.

Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan also does not think the South Park name will stick once the new council is elected.

‘I think it will change, but it is up to the new council; if they think its OK, then that’s fair enough,’ Mr Vaughan said.

South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the name was a great conversation piece.

‘It is actually highlighting the importance of local government and reform,’ she said.