On Tuesday I presented a petition to Parliament signed by 3533 residents concerned about parts of Burswood Peninsula being excised from a proposed merger between the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park.
The proposal by Minister Tony Simpson to the Local Government Advisory Board is that Crown Casino and the new football stadium be transferred into the City of Perth.
However, the South Perth and Victoria Park councils are adamant that the proposed new local government entity will not be financially viable without the rate revenue coming from Crown.
The petition was circulated by the City of South Perth and presented to me by Mayor Sue Doherty for tabling in the Legislative Assembly.
It said, in part:
“We, the undersigned, respectfully oppose any action by the State Government that will excise any part of the Burswood Peninsula from the Town of Victoria Park, or any entity resulting from any change of boundaries or any proposed amalgamation between the City of South Perth and the Town of Victoria Park.
Your petitioners therefore respectfully request the Legislative Assembly to oppose the annexing of the Burswood Peninsula to the City of Perth and to support us in our endeavours.”