6PR: City of Canning out of control on rates

Update: Deputy Mayor Christine Cunningham readies to leave as concerns about Canning’s management, five years on from investigations, grows. Apparently, she’s happy to go in to politics. On 15 August 2019 Canning’s Council was asked to pass a VERY overdue budget.  Suddenly things began to go south – and 6PR kicked Canning’s ass (again). Audio […]

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The Politics of Canning Council

The State Govt is considering requiring anyone wanting to run for council declare political party memberships as part of their election campaign. Perhaps it anticipates more people wanting to use local govt as a stepping stone to politics.  Financially it has never been more attractive.  Three years ago WA councillors received large rises in sitting fees.  Level […]

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Developer beware? Just how bad are land deals at City of Canning?

THANK YOU to Canning Times for publishing info that gives an idea of how concerning things have become at the much-investigated City of Canning – this time, and once again, in relation to the near-billion dollar Bentley Regeneration project. One land plot, all-income affordable housing, 12 parks, buses running through centre – density done best… […]

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Politics blight WA Councils (West Australian). Canning’s new problem?

In the last five years the City of Canning has been through: Four councils (including two sets of Commissioners) Three CEOs High staff turnover Near complete loss of governance experience And it was due to be ceased as a local govt on 30 June 2017 Near total wipe-out, in other words. Not a good look, […]

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