Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Don’t miss out - have a say on Perth’s future

    8/12/2011 12:00 AM
     
    • Scope for more co-ordinated approach to local government planning, servicing
    • Opportunity for public to share your views on Perth’s future direction
    Local Government Minister John Castrilli today urged the people of Perth to make their views known about how they think the local government structure should be changed over the next 50 years.

    Mr Castrilli said members of the community had until December 23 to make a submission to the Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel.  He urged Perth residents to log on to the panels’ website to better understand why the review was initiated and how to make an online submission.

    “The panel’s task includes identifying the social, economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead and recommend a local government structure to provide sound governance that takes these critical issues into consideration,” he said.

    The Minister said as a city, Perth was on the cusp of a great period of change, with an expected doubling of population to 3.5 million in the next 30 years.

    “Already we are seeing some of the physical signs of change, in line with the Perth Waterfront, Perth Cultural Centre, City Link, Perth Arena, the new Perth Stadium and an eastern precinct that will enhance our reputation as a first-class city,” he said.

    “We should aspire to have a metropolitan local government structure that can strategically plan to provide services across Perth in the most effective and cost efficient way to provide better governance and servicing with improved connection with our community.”

    The website allows the general public access to background and research papers, submissions received to date and other relevant sites.

    Input to the Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel will assist the panel to make recommendations that reflect these views and the community’s best interests to the State Government.
     
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