Amal­ga­ma­tion vol­lies thanked

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

LO­CAL cit­i­zens groups that vol­un­teered their time to over­turn the State Gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion to amal­ga­mate lo­cal coun­cils were awarded for their ef­forts re­cently.

The Wil­son Res­i­dents and Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (WRRA), on be­half of the cit­i­zens of the City of Can­ning, said ‘thank you’ to the or­gan­is­ers of the cam­paigns in South Perth, East Fre­man­tle and Kwinana.

“While your ef­forts were fo­cussed on sav­ing your own coun­cils, the re­sult of your suc­cess has, in turn, saved our coun­cil and many oth­ers,” WRRA vice pres­i­dent Blair Camp­bell said.

“On be­half of the Wil­son Res­i­dents and Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, and all of the peo­ple of the City of Can­ning, we thank you.”

Ce­cilia Brooke, the or­gan­iser of the South Perth cam­paign, Ian Critch­ley, of Kwinana’s fight, and Bruce Selig­mann, of East Fre­man­tle, re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate and a bou­quet of flow­ers in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their groups’ ef­forts.

The pre­sen­ta­tion was con­ducted out­side the City of Can­ning coun­cil of­fices.

“It was a mon­u­men­tal ef­fort, not only get­ting the res­i­dents to vote against amal­ga­ma­tions, but just to get over 50 per cent to vote at all,” Mr Camp­bell said.

Ce­cilia Brooke, Bruce Selig­mann, Wil­son Res­i­dents and Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Blair Camp­bell and Ian Critch­ley.

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