GOOD REASON TO MERGE
PEOPLE travelling through the Town of Victoria Park, in this instance Carlisle and East Victoria Park, are again subject to unsightly and disgusting piles of furniture, white goods and general rubbish littering the street verges.
If one didn't know better, it appears these suburbs may have been subjected to the tail-end of cyclone Olwyn that wreaked havoc on Carnarvon and other areas in the North-West.
Victoria Park council is having a rubbish pick-up day but is it necessary now and in a municipality that borders the State’s capital city to have such a degrading spectacle?
Much of the town is aesthetically pleasing and with character dwellings, both old and new.
But not supplying blue skip bins as Belmont and other municipalities have for this type of rubbish suggests that the council cannot afford them.
Residents should demand this skip service because the present system is deplorable and does nothing for the value of their properties.
If the Town cannot afford to do it, then it should merge with the City of South Perth.
Then due to "economies of scale" both communities will be able to provide a wider range of services that meet community expectations using the combined rate revenue. KEVIN BETTRIDGE, Rivervale.