Julie Matheson

Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | DAP Expert

UNIVERSITY STUDY SAYS AMALGAMATION NOT BETTER

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Please explain Fremantle? Why are you so quiet on the amalgamation of Fremantle, Melville and East Fremantle as proposed by the Colin Barnett government? Do you really care so little about at least retaining some semblance of community, identity and democracy? Don’t you want to have a voice? Are you happy with only two councillors representing our city where Melville will have the majority of councillors? I cannot see another explanation for not signing the petition and speak out. Only 477 on-line signatures up to now is rather pathetic I believe, even more so when a new study by Professor Brian Dollery of the University of New England has found there is no proof that larger councils are more effective and save cost. According to a report in the West Australian today Professor Dollery found that amalgamations are expensive, divisive, increase rates, raise costs and lead to disillusionment in…

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