Committee to re-form
ALTHOUGH describing it as a “ploy” and “blackmail”, City of South Perth councillors agreed to rejoin the Local Implementation Committee (LIC) for amalgamation with the Town of Victoria Park, and attend metropolitan implementation meetings.
The LIC provides a framework for the merger of the two councils, and part of Canning.
South Perth withdrew from it in May, protesting at the State Government’s underwhelming funding commitments for the process.
On November 4, the City resolved not to re-establish the committee until Governor’s Orders were issued, or there was an outcome from the Supreme Court action.
Council was advised by the Department of Local Government and Communities that Government funding was contingent on establishment and operation of an LIC.
“We’re pleased we can now continue the process through the LIC and to build on the good work already done,” Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said.
South Perth representatives on the committee will be Mayor Sue Doherty and councillors Kevin Trent, Sharron Hawkins-Zeeb and Fiona Reid.