Julie Matheson

Former Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | Western Australia Party Convenor

Local Govt reform hangs in there by three votes

Yesterday the resolve of the current WA Government to force council amalgamations was tested when David Templeman, Opposition Spokesman on Local Government, moved a motion: “That this house advise the Government … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Minister receives Local Govt Advisory Board Recommendations

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kalamunda, Australia’s ugliest town centre?

Originally posted on The Worst of Perth:
Update: This post has generated unprecedented bizarre comments from Kalamunda crackpots, including the best ever comment in the 91,000 made on this site,…

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dadour Poll – flow chart

The Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) will soon make recommendations to the Minister for Local Government who will either accept or reject those recommendations. Nonetheless, communities must ensure a fair process … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

NationalsWA consider local government reform

Please consider writing to National Party MPs seeking their support for a motion to withdraw support for Premier Colin Barnett’s amalgamation plans. Nationals will use their state conference in Margaret … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Geoff Pearson’s article that clearly outlines problems inherent in DAP

Originally posted on SOS – Save Our Subiaco:
This compelling article points out the problematic nature of DAP decision-making and how it ignores local planning and the local knowledge of…

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amalgamation and the Western Suburbs

Originally posted on Western Suburbs Alliance:
The dangers from Council Amalgamation are complex and interrelated.   At the highest level there is the role of local governments and their constitutional status,…

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment