A survey undertaken by the City of Subiaco found that more than sixty five per cent of respondents in areas affected by the proposed City of Perth Act want to remain part of the City of Subiaco.
The survey comes after the announcement of the proposed legislation by Premier Colin Barnett that will see the City of Perth boundaries expanded to include more than 1300 properties south of Aberdare Road, currently in the City of Subiaco.
The survey results endorse the community’s overwhelming desire to remain part of the City of Subiaco and the city is requesting that the Act be modified to allow Subiaco to retain the residential areas south of Aberdare Road.
“The data from the survey clearly indicates that the City of Subiaco is the local government our residents want to be part of. Every member of the community is important, and the overwhelming support of residents reaffirms the city’s position on having the City of Perth Act amended,” City of Subiaco Chief Executive Ian Hill said.
The City of Subiaco is committed to remaining a separate and sustainable council, and will continue to advocate for the voice of the community to protect the City of Subiaco.
Since the announcement, the community and the council have both vocalised concern and discontent with the proposed changes. Mayor Henderson has urged all members of Parliament to closely scrutinise the legislation.
For a full breakdown of the results, download a copy of the survey report (PDF 252KB).