Friday, 27 February 2015

Metropolitan Inquiries

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Metropolitan Local Government District Inquiries

  1. Background
  2. Current Status
  3. View a proposal/intended recommendation


In July 2013 the State Government released its model for new local government boundaries in metropolitan Perth. The Minister for Local Government invited local governments to submit proposals to the Local Government Advisory Board (the Board) by 4 October 2013. During this time the Board received 21 proposals from local governments and one proposal from an elector group. It also accepted a further four proposals from local governments after this date.

In November 2013 the Minister submitted 12 proposals to the Board for consideration.

In all, the Board received 38 proposals. In conjunction with these proposals the Board advertised two notices of inquiries calling for submissions over two six-week periods. The initial submission period closed on 13 March 2014 and the second submission period closed on 26 June 2014.

Clause 6(2) of Schedule 2.1 to the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) requires that the Board is not to recommend to the Minister the making of an order that is significantly different from a proposal into which it has formally inquired unless the Board has given notice to affected local governments, affected electors and the other electors of the districts about the recommendation.

On 23 July 2014 the Board advertised its intended recommendations for Proposals 5, 10 and E1, which were subject to the Clause 6(2) provisions. It held a three week submission period on its intended recommendations which closed on 14 August 2014.

A submission period for two further intended recommendations for proposals E1 (City of Cockburn/City of Kwinana) and 10 (City of Melville) was held over a two week period which closed on 15 September 2014. The recommendations for these two proposals also impact on proposals involving the City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle, City of Canning and the City of Gosnells.

Current Status

The Board has completed its report on the Metropolitan Local Government District Inquiries.  In accordance with clause 6 of Schedule 2.1 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act), the Board made a number of recommendations to the Minister for Local Government regarding Perth metropolitan local government boundaries.

The Board’s Report, together with the Appendices and an Addendum, can be viewed on the Metropolitan Reform website.

The 38 proposals received by the Board during its Inquiries including its intended recommendations under clause 6(2) of Schedule 2.1 of the Act can be viewed below:

The Board has completed its report on the Metropolitan Local Government District Inquiries and has submitted it to the Minster for Local Government.

Proposals/intended recommendations

Submissions are now closed.

How to view a proposal/intended recommendation:

  • Select a local government from the dropdown list below.
  • This will show the proposals/intended recommendations.
  • Choose a proposal/intended recommendation from the table.
    **Your selection will be highlighted to show the selected proposal/intended recommendation.
  • This will then generate a list of affected local governments relating to that proposal/intended recommendation, a description and a map.
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