The community is being invited to have their say on the future of Perth as the Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel examines the most effective local government structures and governance models to take our city into the future.
The panel has launched a new website to provide the public with access to background and research papers as well as submissions received and links to other relevant sites.
Local Government Minister John Castrilli said the panel’s issues paper would soon be published on the website, which would give the community an opportunity to provide input to the review.
“The panel is examining the social, economic and environmental challenges facing Perth over the next 50 years,” Mr Castrilli said.
The panel was set up in June this year and is chaired by Professor Alan Robson, vice chancellor of The University of Western Australia. The other members are Dr Peter Tannock, former vice chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia and Dr Sue van Leeuwen, chief executive officer of Leadership WA.
The Minister said the issues paper would contain questions to make the submission process easier, but respondents should feel free to provide comment on any relevant issue.
“It is expected that the panel will submit recommendations to me by June 2012 which will result in the drawing of new local government boundaries,” he said.
“This is an exciting time as the structure of local government has not significantly changed in more than 100 years.”
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