Ar­madale’s top elec­tion pri­or­i­ties

Comment News (Armadale) - - Front Page -

WITH Ar­madale’s lo­cal elec­tions around the cor­ner, there are some key pri­or­i­ties for both fresh faces and fa­mil­iar can­di­dates.

Safety is up the top of the list, both in terms of roads and pro­tect­ing the com­mu­nity from crime, and there are fa­mil­iar calls for re­duced rates and re-eval­u­a­tion of the rat­ing sys­tem.

Can­di­dates are also keen to see new and ex­panded fa­cil­i­ties for the grow­ing com­mu­nity, with Ar­madale’s pop­u­la­tion growth one of the fastest in Aus­tralia.

The 4 per cent in­crease in pop­u­la­tion dur­ing 2015-16 was four times the state growth rate.

The largest fields are in Min­nawarra ward, which is field­ing seven can­di­dates, and Ran­ford ward, where six can­di­dates have thrown their hats in the ring.

Coun­cil­lors Donna Shaw, Caro­line Wielinga and Ca­role Frost are all up for re­elec­tion in their re­spec­tive wards, along with Deputy Mayor Ruth But­ter­field in River ward.

Coun­cil­lor Colin Camp­bell ■ ■ ■ ■ has been re-elected un­op­posed in Palomino ward.

There have been some changes to City wards this elec­tion, with River ward tak­ing on some parts of Mt Na­sura, Min­nawarra ward ex­pand­ing to the south and los­ing parts of Seville Grove and Mt Na­sura, and Palomino and Heron wards ex­pand­ing to in­clude ad­di­tional parts of Ar­madale.

Hills ward en­com­passes the eastern por­tion of the for­mer Neeri­gen ward and the ma­jor­ity of the for­mer Jar­rah ward.

Lake ward in­cludes the ma­jor­ity of the Piara Waters growth area along with some of Har­ris­dale and some of Hil­bert, and Ran­ford ward in­cludes the bulk of the for­mer Neeri­gen ward along with parts of other ar­eas.

If you would like to have more in­for­ma­tion about the can­di­dates run­ning in your ward, check out Com­ment News’ min­isite at com­mu­ni­tynews. com.au to see what their pri­or­i­ties and goals are.

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