Perth councils divided over Barnett’s boundary overhaul

By Paul Hemsley An ambitious and controversial bid to overhaul Perth’s metropolitan local government areas by Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has triggered widely differing reactions from councils targeted to have their boundaries radically redrawn. Formally revealed this week, Mr Barnett’s plan will slash the number of Perth-based councils from 30 to 15 and has […]

Fremantle budget adds green projects

Sustainable development will be the main focus of the Western Australian-based City of Fremantle’s 2012/13 budget. The council has a number of programs in its budget including introducing a carbon reserve where 0.9 per cent of annually collected rates are allocated to the reserve to improve carbon reduction activities. This carbon reserve will be the […]


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