CEO ex­pects South Park name to per­ish

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Local Government Reform - Su­sanne Reilly

SOUTH Perth chief ex­ec­u­tive Cliff Frew­ing does not think the pro­posed new coun­cil will put up too many South Park signs when it starts op­er­at­ing from Oc­to­ber 17 next year.

The talk­ing point of re­form has been that the new en­tity would be named the City of South Park, rem­i­nis­cent of the dys­func­tional com­mu­nity made fa­mous in the cult an­i­ma­tion show of the same name.

The Town of Vic­to­ria Park and City of South Perth both put in sub­mis­sions to the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Ad­vi­sory Board and while the Town rec­om­mended South Bank City Coun­cil, the City rec­om­mended the City of South Park, favoured by the board.

Vic­to­ria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan also does not think the South Park name will stick once the new coun­cil is elected.

“I think it will change, but it is up to the new coun­cil; if they think its OK, then that’s fair enough,” Mr Vaughan said.

South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said the name was a great con­ver­sa­tion piece.

“It is ac­tu­ally high­light­ing the im­por­tance of lo­cal gov­ern­ment and re­form,” she said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

HIS­TORY OF SOUTH PARK IN SOUTH PERTH South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty and CEO Cliff Frew­ing ar­rive to hear the fate of lo­cal coun­cils in Perth.

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