Re­serve in hands of Perth

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Mayors’ Messages -

JH ABRA­HAMS Re­serve will be safe in the hands of City of Perth fol­low­ing bound­ary changes.

Perth has com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing it as a pub­lic open space once it ac­quires the land from the City of Su­bi­aco but plans to protest a set­tle­ment con­di­tion be­ing im­posed by the lat­ter.

Su­bi­aco re­quested Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Paul Miles to direct Perth to pay $726,500 as fi­nan­cial set­tle­ment to cover costs for re­dun­dan­cies and loan re­pay­ments for street light­ing.

Perth will op­pose it un­til there is mutual agree­ment re­gard­ing all land trans­fers and fi­nan­cials, in­clud­ing the pro­vi­sion of doc­u­men­ta­tion for land ad­join­ing the re­serve.

Perth will con­tinue to an­a­lyse data and fi­nan­cials pro­vided by Su­bi­aco as part of as­set trans­fers. Ne­go­ti­a­tions over the man­age­ment of the land next to JH Abra­hams Re­serve are on­go­ing, and agree­ment on any fi­nan­cial com­pen­sa­tion can­not be reached un­til all mat­ters are re­solved.

Perth will con­tinue to ad­vo­cate for the best out­come for its res­i­dents in­clud­ing those in Ned­lands and Crawley.

There is no com­pen­sa­tion re­quire­ment un­der State Gov­ern­ment Guid­ing Prin­ci­ples for Dis­trict Bound­ary Ad­just­ments, al­beit Perth is at­tempt­ing to reach a sat­is­fac­tory po­si­tion through ne­go­ti­a­tion.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell­mu­ni­ d463664

A view of JH Abra­hams Re­serve in Crawley.

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