Su­bi­aco res­i­dents tar­get Marmion over City of Perth Act

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SU­BI­ACO res­i­dents have asked the Su­bi­aco Coun­cil to pass a mo­tion of no con­fi­dence in Ned­lands MLA Bill Marmion over the City of Perth Act.

Res­i­dent Jeremy Mowe raised the mo­tion at an an­nual elec­tors meet­ing on Tues­day night, say­ing Mr Marmion failed to rep­re­sent the in­ter­ests of the peo­ple of the City of Su­bi­aco.

Mr Mowe said the loss of the South Ward to the City of Perth had neg­a­tively im­pacted Su­bi­aco and its res­i­dents and ratepay­ers.

“One year on, I’m not aware of any rea­son­able ex­pla­na­tion as to why the south ward had to be trans­ferred to the City of Perth,” he said.

“It is my view that a good lo­cal mem­ber of par­lia­ment would have en­sured a proper con­sul­ta­tion and anal­y­sis were per­formed, so the im­pact of this Bill on the re­main­der of Su­bi­aco, along with the af­fected com­mu­nity oc­curred be­fore sup­port­ing this leg­is­la­tion. This did not hap­pen.”

All mo­tions raised at the meet­ing will be con­sid­ered at the Jan­uary 24 meet­ing. Mr Marmion said it was his re­spon­si­bil­ity to look af­ter ev­ery­one in the elec­torate of Ned­lands, not just ratepay­ers of a spe­cific coun­cil.

“The peo­ple most af­fected by the change in bound­aries that re­sulted in the City of Perth Act are the res­i­dents that now find them­selves in the City of Perth,” he said.

“These con­stituents now pay less rates than they would have if they were in the City of Su­bi­aco be­cause the City of Perth have a rate re­duc­tion pol­icy for res­i­dents.

“Fur­ther­more, I have door­knocked the area re­cently and the feedback has been uni­formly pos­i­tive.”

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