Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Metropolitan Inquiries

Metropolitan Inquiries Proposals

Metropolitan Local Government District Inquiries

  1. Background
  2. Current Status
  3. View a Proposal


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.

Current Status

The Board has considered the submissions it received in relation to the intended recommendations and is now proposing to make further changes to its intended recommendations for Proposal E1 and 10. The changes are considered significantly different from its previous intended recommendations and also different from the proposals that it had originally inquired into during the current Metropolitan Local Government District Inquiries. The Board is now calling for further submissions in accordance with clause 6(2) of Schedule 2.1 of the Local Government Act 1995.

The following proposals are advertised for further submission:

  1. Proposal E1 intended recommendation 2, submitted by the Cockburn Community Steering Committee.
  2. Proposal 10 intended recommendation 2, submitted by the City of Melville

Maps which show the boundaries proposed by the intended recommendations and the changes that are now proposed can be viewed below.

To make a submission

1. Online submission

The online submission form allows anyone to lodge a submission about a proposal online.

2. Written and email submissions

Written and email submissions must be forwarded to the Local Government Advisory Board by:

Download the submission form (PDF 88KB).

3. Phone submissions

Alternatively, you can contact the Department of Local Government and Communities on:

  • Phone: (08) 6551 8700, or
  • Freecall: 1800 620 511 (for country callers)
Please note that the telephone service is available to assist people with access difficulties and we would ask that it not be used as a convenience.

The closing date and time for receipt of submissions is 4:00PM on Monday, 15 September 2014.

Proposals/intended recommendations

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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