Councils for Democracy

A self explanatory letter from the Mayors of Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Claremont and the Shire President of Peppermint Grove, together with an accompanying email from Mayor Morgan was sent on 9 February 2012 to all local government Mayors and Shire Presidents in Western Australia, seeking support to preserve the right of their constituents to decide for themselves whether or not their council should be amalgamated with another council if that is ever proposed.

Additionally an email and information page from WALGA regarding support for Poll Provisions was distributed to all local government Mayors and Shire Presidents in Western Australia on 10 February 2012. 

The following motion has been or will be put to a number of Council meetings during February and March. As replies and/or advice is received from each Council it will be recorded and available through this tab on the Council’s website. 

THAT Council:

 
1.    Advise the Premier of the State of Western Australia, the Minister for Local Government, the Leader of the Opposition, the Shadow Minister for Local Government, our local members of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, the Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel, and the President of the Western Australian Local Government Association, that this Council calls upon the Parliament of Western Australia to forever uphold and not dilute our constituents’ right to self-determination as embodied in clauses 8, 9 and 10(2) of Schedule 2.1 of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA).
2.    Request the recipient of each such letter to notify our Council by written reply as to whether they do support and will continue to support the preservation without dilution of our constituents’ right to self-determination as embodied in clauses 8, 9 and 10(2) of Schedule 2.1 of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA).
3.    Provide to the Secretariat of the Councils for Democracy a copy of each of our above letters and any responses that our Council receives, for use in demonstrating collective support for our constituents’ right to self-determination in clauses 8, 9 and 10(2) of Schedule 2.1 of the Local Government Act 1995.

Please find below responses (in alphabetical order) from local governments in Western Australia with regard to the Mayor's letter on Local Government Reform and the Dadour Poll Provisions.

Town of Cambridge
Shire of Carnamah
Shire of Chittering
Town of Claremont
Town of Cottesloe
Shire of Cunderdin
City of Gosnels
Town of Fremantle
Shire of Jerramungup
Town of Mosman Park
Shire of Narambeen
Shire of Peppermint Grove
City of Subiaco
Shire of Woodanilling
John Hyde MLA
Premier Colin Barnett