Julie Matheson

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

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

Monitoring your local government

The Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 has been amended to require each local government to adopt a Strategic Community Plan and a Corporate Business Plan. Section 5.56(1) and (2) of … Continue reading

August 26, 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

DAP ignore Council resolution in Broome

It is astonishing how easy the DAP have made it for the Premier (and dictator) Colin Barnett to have his way in the Kimberley to approve Woodside’s gas plant. Last year … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Council Amalgamation

Colin Barnett was on ABC 720 this morning promoting council amalgamation. His first big pitch for amalgamation was economies of scale and a savings in rates.  He gave the example of … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment