We are soon to be stateless citizens

I WAS absolutely astounded and shocked when reading the article Council opts for ‘more natural boundary’ than State, Stirling Times, October 15, regarding proposed boundary changes as recommended by the City in its recent submission to the Local Government Advisory Board.

Having supported the City in its recent online petition to preserve the current City boundaries ” which includes keeping Woodlands intact ” I was appalled that the City is now prepared to sacrifice those suburbs south of Hale Road near Wembley Downs, which means ‘dumping’ much of Wembley Downs and all of Churchlands and Wembley into a new ‘G7’ city or a mega Town of Cambridge.

What a dramatic shift in allegiances and loyalties.

So those residents that really care and are domiciled in Woodlands, Wembley Downs, Churchlands and Wembley must wonder who their future masters will be.

How do we feel… let down, sacrificial lambs, gutted, stateless citizens? Who knows?

So the City recently passed a motion supporting the Dadour provisions in the Local Government Act that protects the democratic rights of residents to change council boundaries.

Well, what hypocrisy, as they now have taken a stance that has not taken into account the democratic views of its residents in these suburbs.

What a disgraceful sell-out of residents in these suburbs. The City of Stirling must be condemned.

Maybe we need to elect our own council and damnation on both the state and local government.

And where are the local MPs when it comes to the impact of these so-called ‘boundary changes and council reforms’?

The only suitable description is ‘missing in action’.

Wayne Monks,

Wembley Downs