Cost question

COUNCILLOR Patrick Gardner in his letter published in the January 14 edition says there undoubtedly will be costs associated with Belmont council amalgamating with Kalamunda council.

It is my understanding that the State Government has made some commitments towards amalgamations; notwithstanding this, there will be enormous savings made through the elimination of duplicated services toward this process.

Finally, it might be helpful if Belmont councillors could tell us, the residents, what any costs will be for amalgamation.

Kevin Watkins,