The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale along with other concerned Councils across Perth have lost their legal battle against the State Government questioning the validity of Local Government Reform. The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will now commence negotiations with the City of Armadale and the Shire of Murray through the Local Implementation Committee, designed to progress the Local Government Reform process.
Minister for Local Government, Mr Tony Simpson MLA has announced a decision on metropolitan Local Government Reform.
The northern portion of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will be added to the City of Armadale, with Mundijong Road forming its southern boundary. The area includes Byford, Mundijong, Whitby, Cardup, Darling Downs and Oakford.
The southern portion of the Shire will be added to the Shire of Murray, with Mundijong Road forming the northern boundary. The area includes Hopeland, Jarrahdale, Keysbrook, Mardella and Serpentine.
The State Government have developed a Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet, which you can download here.
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale continues to believe that erasing our Shire from the Local Government map is of no benefit to this Council, our community or future generations.
Legal proceedings are ongoing, with a hearing date set for 25 November to question the legality of the Local Government Reform process and to call for polling provisions for those local governments who are the subject of amalgamation, to allow relevant communities to have their say.
Updates will continue throughout the process via the local media, our website and Facebook pages.