Julie Matheson

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

Cost of local government reform

WALGA has submitted that $65m to $100m will be required to implement metropolitan reform based on amalgamation costs in Queensland at $200m, or just over $7m per new Council, in … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mr Ker’s MLA boundaries.

Mr Ian Ker is full of good ideas. WA has 59 members of the Legislative Assembly, 1 for every 42,000 electors.  Remove the confusion, align the LA boundaries to the Premier’s … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Possible legal action on council amalgamations

Mr Ian Ker, a resident from the City of Vincent, has engaged a lawyer and a barrister to challenge the Premier’s process to amalgamate 30 councils into 15. See this link … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Perth Metropolitan blog sites on Amalgamations

There are a lot of hard-working people trying to make sense of the Premier’s desire to reduce the number of Perth metropolitan councils down from 30 to 15. Many have … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Minister’s Proposals

The Minister for Local Government has put in 12 proposals to amalgamate 30 Perth metropolitan local governments into 15 large councils. The problem I have with the Minister’s proposals is … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on Freo's View:
There is an interesting article in today’s Subiaco Post about a study on local council amalgamations by University of Western Australia economist James Fogarty…

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

WA Election Issue – Amalgamations

Below are two letters to the Editor of the Post Newspaper dated 3 November 2012 which sum up good reasons why Council Amalgamation is NOT in the best interests of … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment