Subiaco: residents ask City to pass motion of no confidence in Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion

The City of Subiaco has bought a Kewdale property
The City of Subiaco has bought a Kewdale property

SUBIACO residents have asked the Subiaco council to pass a motion of no confidence in Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion over the City of Perth Act.

Resident Jeremy Mowe raised the motion at an annual electors meeting on Tuesday night for Mr Marmion’s failure to represent the interests of the people of the City of Subiaco.

Mr Mowe said the loss of the south ward to the City of Perth had negatively impacted the City of Subiaco and its residents and ratepayers.

“One year on, I’m not aware of any reasonable explanation as to why the south ward had to be transferred to the City of Perth,” he said.

“It is my view that a good local Member of Parliament would have ensured a proper consultation and analysis were performed so the impact of this Bill on the remainder of Subiaco, along with the affected community occurred, before supporting this legislation. This did not happen.”

All motions raised at the meeting will be considered at the first council meeting for 2017, January 24.

Mr Marmion responded to the comments made at the electors meeting and said it was his responsibility to look after everyone in the electorate of Nedlands, not just ratepayers for a specific council.

“The people most affected by the change in boundaries that resulted in the City of Perth Act are the residents that now find themselves in the City of Perth,” he said.

“These constituents now pay less rates than they would have if they were in the City of Subiaco because the City of Perth have a rate reduction policy for residents. Furthermore, I have door knocked the area recently and the feedback has been uniformly positive.”