City takes peninsula fight to Premier
THE City of Perth continues to fight tooth and nail for the Burswood Peninsula, resolving at a confidential fourminute meeting two weeks ago to send a last clear message to the State Government about its hopes for local government reform.
The special meeting went behind closed doors soon after beginning and finished minutes later with a unanimously rubber-stamped five-part motion that had been disseminated to coun- cillors two days earlier by chief executive Gary Stevenson.
But Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said he was confident in the fair and independent judgement of the Local Government Advisory Board.
“Under the LGAB guidelines the river should be treated as a natural boundary so I don’t see why that should change,” Mr Vaughan said.
The City endorsed that Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and Mr Stevenson ‘strongly advocate to State Government that at this time, the Minister for Local Government Tony Simpson should reject any of the LGAB recommendations affecting the City of Perth District’.
The council endorsed that Ms Scaffidi and Mr Stevenson work closely with the Premier ‘to establish an alternative path to achieving’ the objectives and vision.