Hands off our City
COMMITTEE CELEBRATES MERGER VOTE RESULT
SMILING from ear to ear, City of South Perth Residents Association chairwoman Cecilia Brooke says the fight is over.
Just days after the votes were counted and it was confirmed South Perth residents killed off amalgamating with Victoria Park, Ms Brooke met representatives from Kwinana and East Fremantle who were also successful in their fights against local gov- ernment reform.
The three exchanged stories and basked in the glory of keeping their councils as they are.
Ms Brooke said she was concerned about the vote being carried out at an inconvenient time, but was glad they got over the line by just 0.83 per cent.
“We only have a small committee but we are all equally passionate to save the City of South Perth from becoming the City of South Park,” she said.
“I call on the Premier to rescind the governor’s orders.”
Premier Colin Bar- nett told ABC Radio that while he was disappointed with the results, he accepted them without qualification.
“If ratepayers don't want to see change then that'll probably be the case and the State Government therefore will have to manage the big issues – planning, approvals of projects, transport and environmental management – more on a government department and more on a regional basis,” Mr Barnett said.
City of South Perth Residents Association’s Cecilia Brooke with Ian Critchley and Cliff Collinson.