Is the Commissioner settling in for the long term?

The Commissioner’s New Year message appears to suggest so. It may also be revealing the means to achieve the Barnett Government’s intent to amalgamate councils:  use of a Commissioner to expedite the process. The issues “exposed” during the inquiry don’t stand out as wildly different to those implied constantly of other councils and state govt departments. The Minister for Local Government, […]

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Councillor’s letter to Minister Castrilli prompts questions about who governs what?

Councillor Megan O’Donnell was recently forced to go public in The West Australian, in an attempt to get answers on the immediate future for City of Canning’s Council and its residents. why has the Shire of Ashburton, despite the discovery of serious probity issues resulting in the dismissal of its CEO, only been suspended for 6 months […]

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Greens slam Labor decision to close RRRC

“My constituents have supported this Centre from day one as a sensible, sustainable waste solution. The processing problems are not insurmountable. We clearly don’t want the RRRC replaced by landfill or incineration,” stated Ms MacLaren. Mr Chapple went on to say, “This is blatant and dirty electioneering and is based on scant solid evidence. Frankly, […]

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Labor will close the RRRC

According to Environment Minister Bill Marmion, in an announcement so new there’s nothing online about it as I write this, Opposition Leader Mark McGowan has pledged to close the Regional Resource Recovery Centre. Interestingly, as Minister Marmion rushed to condemn what he says is a new policy for Labor, his media release appears to reveal […]

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Another Council suspended as Opposition calls for Minister to face the problems

Yet another Council has just been suspended.  A third is under review. Again “the need for training”, as relates to Councillors, is offered up as the problem and the solution to management issues at the local government level. But is the situation that simple? The City of Canning inquiry was sparked by Mayor Delle Donne asking the […]

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Regional Resource Recovery Centre will miss deadline

The Liberal member for Riverton, Dr Mike Nahan, reveals on 6PR the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council’s Regional Resource Recovery Centre will miss the deadline of December 15 to rectify odor issues. Will this finally see the Centre shut down, especially as viable alternatives are available which will assist affected councils clear their liabilities?

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