The City of Stirling will seek legal advice over local government reform

Legal advice will be sought on proposed local government reform.
Legal advice will be sought on proposed local government reform.

THE City of Stirling will seek advice on the legality of proposed local government reform recommendations which would see the City's boundaries cut by as much as 17 per cent.

Following the State Government decision last month, the City has also confirmed it will write to the minister and Premier Colin Barnett seeking a poll for residents in suburbs to be absorbed by other local governments.

Addressing the council last Tuesday, Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano said the decision was disappointing.

‘Since last week’s decision was announced, we have been in the process of determining what the impact will be for residents and ratepayers of the City of Stirling,’ Cr Italiano said.

‘This is by no means a straightforward task and it will take time to understand exactly where the City now stands.

‘What I can confirm is the City is considering all options at our disposal in regards to the legality or otherwise of the reform process.’