Local Government Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich today announced that the State Government would provide $433,000 to assist the Shires of Broomehill and Tambellup with establishing a new amalgamated Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup from July 1.
The funds, provided through the Connecting Local Governments and Structural Reform program co-ordinated by the Department of Local Government and Regional Development, will support a number of change management and infrastructure programs to make a seamless transition to a new amalgamated local government.
Ms Ravlich commended both councils for their collaborative efforts to pursue efficient and effective means of service provision to their communities.
“The shires have taken a lead role and demonstrated a commitment to delivering sustainable local government within the region,” she said.
“The shires of Broomehill and Tambellup have worked together over a number of years to deliver essential services to the community more efficiently through various resource-sharing arrangements.
“The success of the shires’ resource-sharing arrangement indicates their willingness to initiate organisational reform.”
The Minister said she encouraged local governments to learn from the way in which the Shires of Broomehill and Tambellup had collaborated to refine the way they delivered their services.
“Local governments can be strengthened by joining forces in innovative projects to drive changes to improve their sustainability for future generations,” she said.
For information on the Connecting Local Governments and Structural Reform program, contact the Department of Local Government and Regional Development on 9217 1555 or visit http://www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au
Minister's office - 9213 6800