Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

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

    Community engagement critical to Perth’s future

    22/05/2012 12:00 AM
    • Metropolitan Local Government Review draft findings submissions close soon
    • Community input vital to help shape the future of local govt in Perth

    Local Government Minister John Castrilli has called on the people of Perth to submit their comments on draft proposals for sweeping changes to local government.


    The Metropolitan Local Government Review panel’s Draft Findings paper, released last month, discusses the most effective local government structures and governance models to take us into the next 50 years.


    Mr Castrilli said there was strong interest in the initial stages of the panel’s considerations with a significant number of visits to the panel’s website. He encouraged people to get their online submission forms in before the closing date on Friday, May 25, 2012.


    “This is an issue of great importance to Perth in the years ahead and involvement from all sections of the community is instrumental,” he said.


    The draft findings proposed consideration of sweeping changes to local government structures and governance.  The panel is considering models for fewer local governments in the metropolitan area, including changes to local government roles and responsibilities.


    “There is a need for considerable change in local government in Perth, and as a city we are going to need significantly enhanced strategic thinking and leadership to manage extraordinary growth into the future,” the Minister said.


    “This is your chance to have input into the panel’s final recommendations that will be presented to me by late June 2012.”


          Fact File

    • Submissions close Friday, May 25, 2012 & the panel will consider the public input before finalising its recommendations to the Minister for Local Government at the end of June 2012
    • Draft findings available from panel’s website: http://www.metroreview.dlg.wa.gov.au
    • For further information contact the Secretariat on 6552 1424

    Minister’s office - 6552 6600