Coun­cil­lors’ Cor­ner

Comment News (Gosnells) - - What's On -

Be­ing a lo­cal Coun­cil­lor gives me an op­por­tu­nity to work with many or­gan­i­sa­tions and gov­ern­ment agen­cies and I’d like to share some in­sight into how we work with them for the ben­e­fit of our com­mu­nity. Aside from the many rules and reg­u­la­tions un­der which the Coun­cil operates, there are a num­ber of part­ner­ships which the City val­ues. The State Gov­ern­ment is our big­gest part­ner as we op­er­ate un­der its author­ity. The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment plays a vi­tal role in the func­tion of lo­cal gov­ern­ments through fund­ing, which in the case of Gos­nells, is al­lo­cated in re­la­tion to pop­u­la­tion. Our part­ner­ship with the Rivers Re­gional Coun­cil is close to se­cur­ing an out­come that will save ratepay­ers mil­lions of dol­lars, while the City’s work with the Joint De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel rep­re­sents an­other im­por­tant part­ner­ship that al­lows de­vel­op­ers to have ap­pli­ca­tions, val­ued at more than $2 mil­lion, ad­ju­di­cated by the Panel and in­de­pen­dent of Coun­cil. I be­lieve the most im­por­tant part­ner­ship, in terms of meet­ing the com­mu­nity’s needs, is be­tween Coun­cil­lors and City staff, as it al­lows us to pro­vide good lead­er­ship. Please con­tact any of the City’s Coun­cil­lors if you’d like to learn more about how we work – we are here to help and lis­ten.

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