Cr wants City of Perth in­ves­ti­gated

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

OUT­GO­ING City of Su­bi­aco coun­cil­lor Lyn­ley Hewett is call­ing for the City of Perth to step down so an in­ves­ti­ga­tion can take place.

Cr Hewett said re­cent rev­e­la­tions over the City’s fail­ure to de­clare an­nual re­ports and travel at the coun­cil had cre­ated doubt.

She said she be­lieved the De­part­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment needed to au­dit the coun­cil’s ten­ders and fi­nan­cial re­ports to en­sure the cor­rect process had been fol­lowed.

“The City of Perth be­lieved they had fol­lowed the cor­rect pro­cesses, but they hadn’t, so what else have they not fol­lowed cor­rectly?” she said. “Any­one who has been on coun­cil knows any re­ports have to be voted on, and in this case it didn’t hap­pen.

“It has cre­ated a lot of doubt in the coun­cil.”

Cr Hewett, who will be forced out of the coun­cil when the bound­ary changes come into ef­fect on July 1, said many ratepay­ers were con­cerned about mov­ing into the City of Perth bound­aries.

“There are a sig­nif­i­cant amount of peo­ple who want to go to Perth, and many oth­ers who have said they want to move house, so they can stay in Su­bi­aco,” she said.

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