Residents urged to fight reform

South Perth and Victoria Park mayors Sue Doherty and Trevor Vaughan hand hundreds of Battle for Burswood surveys to
South Perth and Victoria Park mayors Sue Doherty and Trevor Vaughan hand hundreds of Battle for Burswood surveys to

Sue Doherty ” City of South Perth

The Minister for Local Government’s bureaucratic proposal to abolish the entire City of South Perth is unacceptable and the community has every reason to feel let down by him.

The proposed boundary adjustments mean the Town of Victoria Park will absorb all of the City of South Perth.

It is vital our residents have their voices heard by the LGAB, or we risk losing the City of South Perth as it stands.

We need you to stand up and have your say by supporting an amalgamation on our terms ” South Perth and Victoria Park as joint partners.

South Perth and Victoria Park councils were encouraged by the minister to submit a joint amalgamation proposal; we were the only local governments to do so.

Both councils support amalgamation with the retention of Burswood Peninsula.

The City and the Town have worked collaboratively over many months on an amalgamation, not for a boundary adjustment that effectively wipes the City of South Perth off the map.

Trevor Vaughan ” Town of Victoria Park

This is the last stage of our Battle for Burswood campaign, a last chance for our community to have a say in what happens in the local government reform process.

I encourage the Victoria Park and South Perth community to make a well-informed submission to the LGAB.

Our two Councils have been working together for months, campaigning to retain the Burswood Peninsula in its entirety.

We ask you to support our joint submission (proposal number 13).

To lose a section of Burswood Peninsula to any other local government is completely unacceptable.

The river is a natural boundary, and the loss of revenue from rates and land value, and planned future developments will be a substantial loss to our community.

Phil Marks ” City of Belmont

‘Act now, back Belmont’ is my message.

I urge residents and ratepayers to lodge a submission with the LGAB demanding an official poll giving them the right to have a say on the forced amalgamation with the Shire of Kalamunda.

We want a poll so we can have our voices heard before any amalgamation is imposed. We still have the opportunity to stay independent.

The City believes most residents and ratepayers do not want to amalgamate with Kalamunda so, while we will continue to fight for Belmont’s best interests under any scenario, we’re keen for the people of Belmont to have their say in an official poll.

There is little to connect Belmont’s near-city cosmopolitan lifestyle and that of semi-rural Kalamunda. The City has already clearly stated, and continues to believe, that amalgamation with any other local government is not in the best interests of the Belmont community.