Amalgamation vollies thanked
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.