A THREE-YEAR working relationship commitment between the City of South Perth and the Town of Victoria Park has been finalised under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty, chief executive Geoff Glass, Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan and chief executive Anthony Vuleta signed the non-binding agreement on May 18 at the City of South Perth’s offices.
The MoU outlines principles, objectives and commitments for collaboration and partnership between the two councils.
It includes adopting an increasingly regional approach to cross-border issues, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of common service delivery, and combined advocacy for key projects and issues.
“Following the metropolitan local government reform program, in which ratepayers voted against amalgamation of the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park in February 2015, both councils identified opportunities to guide further collaborative initiatives, and recognised the value in developing and maintaining a constructive and productive relationship,” Ms Doherty said.
The MoU specifies that the City and Town’s executive teams meet at least three times a year to progress strategic and operational level objectives, and that elected members from both councils will meet at least once a year to foster the partnership.
“Where appropriate, both councils will work together to align major projects, business planning initiatives and share specialist resources,” Mr Vaughan said.