Bor­der work on track

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News -

ABOUT 3000 public sub­mis­sions on last-minute changes to pro­posed merg­ers are not ex­pected to de­lay rec­om­men­da­tions on new bor­ders to Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Tony Simp­son ex­pected at the end of this month.

“We’ve fac­tored in the sub­mis­sions’ re­sponse mech­a­nism into our rec­om­men­da­tions to the Min­is­ter,” Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Ad­vi­sory Board chair­man Mel Conger­ton said.

Mr Conger­ton said many sub­mis­sions in the past two weeks were iden­ti­cal com­ments on changes to new coun­cils pro­posed for Ser­pen­tine-Jar­rah­dale, Kwinana and Cock­burn.

He said he “looked for­ward” to what the WA Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion would de­fine as a sig­nif­i­cant change to a coun­cil that could trig­ger a res­i­dents’ poll and po­ten­tially re­ject his rec­om­men­da­tion for that area at its Septem­ber 3 meet­ing.

Mr Simp­son said coun­cils would have a briefing only af­ter he had con­sid­ered the board’s rec­om­men­da­tions.

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