ABC News – By Jessica Strutt
All of Vincent to be incorporated into Perth
In another blow to the City of Perth, its new boundaries will take in the whole of the City of Vincent.
That is a move Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and her council had long fought against, warning City of Perth residents and businesses would pay significantly higher rates if it went ahead.
Ms Scaffidi declined to comment on the recommendations.
The board has been considering the State Government’s plans to slash the number of metropolitan councils from 30 to 14.
This week it gave the first part of its report, covering 34 of 38 proposals for boundary changes, to Mr Simpson.
The board’s recommendations on the other proposals, which affect the local governments of Melville, Canning, Gosnells, Fremantle, East Fremantle, Kwinana and Cockburn, are expected to go to the Minister next week.
The board’s two reports will be considered by Cabinet before being released publicly.
Mr Simpson can only accept or reject the board’s recommendations but cannot amend them.
The new council boundaries are planned to take effect from July next year.