The City of Geraldton-Greenough and the Shire of Mullewa, in the State’s Mid-West, have formally amalgamated.
Local Government Minister John Castrilli said the merger between the two local governments would deliver a higher level and more diverse range of services to their communities.
“There is a lot to gain from being a part of a bigger local government body, financially strong and able to address challenges emerging in the future,” Mr Castrilli said.
“This is a very positive outcome for the reform of local government in Western Australia.
“It is important to congratulate the mayor of Geraldton-Greenough, the shire president of Mullewa, the elected members and the staff for presenting this opportunity to their communities.
“I would also like to praise those people within the communities who have supported the merger and their leaders.”
The Minister said they had all displayed strong direction in recognising the positive impact of reform.
A total of $5.3million has been allocated from the State Government for the amalgamation process.
“I will continue to work closely with local governments which have embraced this reform process, and I wish the new city every success,” Mr Castrilli said.
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