Julie Matheson

CFP Business Specialist | Local Government Expert | Political Adviser

Premier Barnett sums up Subiaco

Press Conference with Colin Barnett 12 February 2015 Question: Will the Governors Orders for the other boundary changes now be rescinded? Barnett: Cabinet hasn’t had a chance yet to look at … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Amalgamation costs vs legal action

It would appear to be cheaper to challenge the State Government’s due process on mergers and amalgamations than to continuing to waste ratepayer’s money on second guessing what benefits there are … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Abolish the City of Canning?

Linton Reynolds, the commissioner for the City of Canning, has written an open letter to the residents asking them to sign a petition or write a submission. See my earlier … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amalgamation petition

A new blog and petition has been set up Subiaco resident Jeremy Mowe to spread the message on how the Premier plans to force amalgamation. The Premier is using two … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dadour Poll Provisions

What is all the fuss about? The State Government or another Council/s may put a proposal up to merge two or more councils into one.  If one of the named … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments


Amalgamation references that affect metropolitan Perth: https://juliemathesoncfp.wordpress.com/amalgamation-ref/

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Council amalgamations lack substance

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Subiaco’s view on amalagamations

According to Tony Simpson, the new Minister for Local Government, “the Liberal Party does not support forced amalgamations”.  He issued a statement on 21 February 2013 about the Liberal Party’s … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

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