Com­pen­sa­tion claim over bound­ary changes

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - Lisa Thomas

CITY of Su­bi­aco has con­firmed it will seek fi­nan­cial sup­port from City of Perth over forced bound­ary changes in the City of Perth Act.

The City stands to lose $44 mil­lion in rev­enue over the next 10 years once the changes come into ef­fect from July 1 and will ac­count for a 7 per cent rise for Su­bi­aco ratepay­ers.

City of Su­bi­aco chief ex­ec­u­tive Don Bur­nett said the changes would have sig­nif­i­cant fi­nan­cial im­pli­ca­tions.

“The changes will re­sult in a $1.4 mil­lion deficit per an­num in los­ing the south ward,” he said

“We have had dis­cus­sions about re­ceiv­ing sup­port from the City of Perth. They will be re­ceiv­ing a rev­enue wind­fall and our coun­cil thinks it is only fair we re­ceive some sup­port.”

A City of Perth spokes­woman said ne­go­ti­a­tions regarding fi­nan­cial sup­port were un­der way.

Su­bi­aco south ward coun­cil­lor Lyn­ley Hewett will be forced out of coun­cil once the changes come into ef­fect.

Cr Hewett said she was sad to be leav­ing the coun­cil and would be rep­re­sent­ing peo­ple from south ward at a com­mu­nity meet­ing tomorrow night.

“I think the changes are com­pletely un­nec­es­sary,” she said.

“I’m an anaes­thetist and los­ing part of the south ward makes me feel like I’ve lost a pa­tient on the ta­ble.”

Cr Hewett said there had been no con­sul­ta­tion about the changes from the cities of Su­bi­aco or Perth.

“We are en­ti­tled to know,” she said. “We pay rates and we should have the right to be con­sulted when de­ci­sions are be­ing made.”

City of Perth will hold an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion regarding the bound­ary changes tomorrow at Hol­ly­wood Su­bi­aco Bowl­ing Club from 6pm-7pm.

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