PO Box 352, Midland WA 6936 12, Old Great Northern Highway, Midland WA 6056 SINCE the Premier has pulled back from forced amalgamations, as a practical alternative to going back into our shell and tuning-out, we could use this as a wake-up opportunity to take a fresh look at alternatives that could be positive and helpful to the community and build our local economy.
The localities around Kalamunda we call “Home in the Forest” are rich in natural and rare biodiversity, a perfect area to attract tourism.
Secondly, people living and working full- time in the rapidly growing, intense high-density of urban Perth will desperately need to get out of the city, breathe fresh Hills air and be immersed in a fully natural environment.
Our area of magnificent natural Darling Scarp-land is ideal, closest to Perth City and international airport, with a direct rail link to both opening shortly.
We should hold out a hand of friendship to Mundaring and to the growers and others close by who would have much to gain from local and in-bound tourism business.
Mundaring should not need to join Midland that has entirely different set of urban challenges.
Local government efficiency would benefit from some increase in scale and economic activity, in partnership with adjacent communities, but with similar economic interests and challenges.