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EVENING NEWS – Mayor Urges Cockburn Residents To Put Pen To Paper (Story begins from 04:48)
An economic study released last week by international firm, AEC Group, has shown that Cockburn residents are financially better off uniting with Kwinana than being split into three different areas.
As such, City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett has urged residents who love Cockburn to sign a submission to voice their support against the state government’s plan to carve up Cockburn between Fremantle, Melville and Kwinana.
“What we have got is a large campaign across our community, where 100 community groups, sporting clubs, culture clubs etc out there, getting submission sent to Local Government Advisory Board before the 30th of March,” Mr Howlett said.
“We are encouraging all residents, not only of Cockburn but across the Perth metropolitan area who see and know what we provide. For example, people who work in the industry who are in Cockburn they the great services they receive.”
“We are asking all of them to put pen to paper or get online to put a submission to the LGAB supporting the case of a united Cockburn and Kwinana.”
According to the council, a merger with Kwinana will cost only $7.8 million dollars as opposed to $100 million dollars in the WA government 3 way carve up.
All developments and infrastructure planned for Cockburn can proceed as usual which is another selling point of the Kwinana merger.