Julie Matheson

Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | WA Party Convenor

Amalgamation 2009

Back in 2009, Chris Thomson of WAtoday.com.au asked Perth’s metropolitan mayors to discuss their thoughts on council amalgamation.  Some of the results are surprising given the current political environment and … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Council Amalgamation

Colin Barnett was on ABC 720 this morning promoting council amalgamation. His first big pitch for amalgamation was economies of scale and a savings in rates.  He gave the example of … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Undercurrent… WTV Channel 44

There is a significant movement against the State Govt’s plans to usurp power from grass-roots communities and their elected Councils.  The loss of power enables development of public spaces and … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

DAP 263-277 Hay Street, Subiaco

Submissions are being called for on this DAP application at 263-277 Hay Street, Subiaco.  The closing date is 5pm Friday 9 November 2012 The development is planned for the corner of … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Support for local government

There is growing concern that the WA State Government’s reform agenda will forcibly remove local councils and hand over development responsibilities and self-regulation to the industry-dominated development assessment panels (DAPs). Further, the … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

More media on WSA

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Elected Members – Not puppets

This letter to the Editor of the West Australian caught me eye.  It’s from a fellow Councillor from Belmont Council.  This letter provides more evidence of the frustrations felt by … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment