Community not consulted on Perth Bill, says mayor

She said the City of Subiaco had found “yet another flaw” with the Bill, which is currently awaiting reading in the Upper House when it re-opens this month.

Ms Henderson said the process by which the City could review its ward boundaries and councillor numbers included a six-week period of community consultation.

However, the Bill states that the consultation needs to be completed and a report submitted to the Local Government Advisory Board by March 31.

“If the Bill is enacted by the Upper House in February, there would not be sufficient time to undertake the required six-week community consultation as stated in the Bill,” Mrs Henderson said.

“We are committed to allowing our community to have their say.

“This legislation was announced without any community consultation, and this is yet another injustice our community faces with the City of Perth Bill.

“Ultimately this removes their right to consultation about their future representation.”