The Western Australian Government has called on the people of Perth to submit comments on draft proposals for the suite of changes being made to the state’s local government structure.


The Metropolitan Local Government Review panel’s Draft Findings paper, released last month, discussed proposed changes to ensure future effective local government structures and governance models for the next 50 years.


State Local Government Minister John Castrilli encouraged people to submit online forms before the closing date of Friday, May25.


The draft findings proposed consideration of sweeping changes to local government structures and governance.  The panel is considering models for fewer local governments in the metropolitan area, including changes to local government roles and responsibilities.


“There is a need for considerable change in local government in Perth, and as a city we are going to need significantly enhanced strategic thinking and leadership to manage extraordinary growth into the future,” Mr Castrilli said.


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