City takes penin­sula fight to Premier

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Burswood Peninsula Need A Tradie? -

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.

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