Julie Matheson

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

LGAB Report lands with a thud

PROPERTY COUNCIL VS RESIDENTS The Local Government Authority Board (LGAB) released its long-awaited report on abolishing councils in Metropolitan Perth.  It landed with a thud (600+pages) last week. Ratepayers expecting to … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Member for Nedlands… We want a Poll

Dear Mr Marmion, URGENT CALL FOR A POLL  The Premier and the Minister for Local Government have announced the abolition of the City of Subiaco and other Councils. We are … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thank you Mr Johnson, MLA for Hillarys

On Sunday 2 November 2014 the Community Action Alliance CAA wrote to #Liberal MLAs seeking their urgent support to call for a Poll in all affected councils to be abolished. Mr Rob Johnson … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Costs of abolishing 14 Councils

Dear Letters Editor,  @thewest_com_au I refer to the letter  from a Mr Mark Williams titled “The Cost of Unity” which was published in @thewest_com_au on 3rd November 2014.    Mr Williams … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Consequences of abolishing a local government

The article below may be of interest to residents where their local council has membership of a Regional Local group such as WMRC or WESROC, etc. In the Western Suburbs, for example, … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Shire of Mundaring to be abolished

NOTICE OF MEETING FROM STONEVILLE AND PARKEVILLE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INC. Greetings, Many of you will have heard the news that the City of Swan’s borders will be changed to completely … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Subiaco, the spiritual land of Dadour

The Honourable Ken Travers reminds the Western Australian Legislative Council of the origins of the Dadour Amendment and the right to vote on proposed council mergers and #amalgamations. By excising a small piece … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Principality of Academia

Mr Barnett has made 1,850 citizens of Hollywood and Crawley “homeless”, without a Council to attend to their needs. In the true spirit of representation, Councillor Lynley Hewett has stepped … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hold the line against forced council amalgamations

ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO… Forced amalgamations is a jigsaw puzzle with moving pieces.  The NationalsWA have withdrawn support, leaving just a three Liberal member majority holding the line on forced … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 1 Comment