Ratepayers vote against government mergers is a win for democracy

Greens WA spokesperson for Local Government, Robin Chapple MLC believes the vote against the mergers by the ratepayers from Kwinana, South Perth and East Fremantle is a big win for democracy.

“I have been saying all along that the Barnett Government has been resorting to authoritarian measures in this process of forced amalgamations,” Mr Chapple said.

 “Local Governments exist for the local community and any changes need to be made in consultation with that community!” Mr Chapple lamented.

“The question now remains, will the Premier listen to what the ratepayers want?” he added.

For more information please contact Robin Chapple on 0409 379 263 or 9486 8255.

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