Local Government Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich has accepted the Western Australian Local Government Advisory Board’s recommendation to amalgamate the Shires of Broomehill and Tambellup to establish the new Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup from July 1, 2008.
In May 2007, the Advisory Board received a joint proposal from the Shires of Broomehill and Tambellup to amalgamate the two districts and form a new local government.
The Advisory Board publicly advertised its recommendation in late March 2008, requesting that any petition for a referendum on the proposal be lodged by April 17. No petition was received during this period.
Ms Ravlich commended both shires for their commitment to achieving a more sustainable local government.
“This amalgamation will deliver many economic and social benefits by ensuring more efficient delivery of services to the Broomehill-Tambellup community,” she said.
“While the State Government remains committed to no forced amalgamations, it will continue to support local governments that work collaboratively towards structural reform.”
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