Community Meeting Against Mega- Merger

First Community meeting against mega-merger

When: Thursday 8 August
Time: 5.30–6.30 pm
Where: Kulcha, first floor balcony, 13 South Terrace, Fremantle

Kulcha_151The City of Fremantle Council and Fremantle Society are inviting all community members to the first meeting against the mega–merger with Fremantle, East Fremantle, Melville and parts of Canning.

The meeting is not a “no–change”, “anti–amalgamation” campaign but will instead focus on developing a rational campaign arguing that boundary reform needs to be logically made, emphasising the below key principles.

Key principles

  1. Protecting the democratic right of residents to have their say on the reform outcomes.
  2. Strengthening the City of Fremantle’s position that we have been consistently supportive of reform and the logical expansion of boundaries for the City, but are strongly opposed to the mega-council option proposed by the state government.
  3. Arguing that the proposed new boundaries are illogical and will undermine Fremantle as a strategic activity centre and as a unique and special community.
  4. Making the case for boundaries that strengthen Fremantle as a unique place and key strategic centre. The City’s proposed boundaries take us further east (to about Stock Road or North Lake Road), however not as far as the state government’s proposal. The City will also fight very hard to keep North Fremantle and go a bit further south.

This is not a political campaign. For more information on the City’s boundary proposal (option c) visit the City’s local government reform page or the media release.

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