As you may be aware, the State Government and the City of Armadale have lodged a submission with the Local Government Advisory Board to change boundaries of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale which effectively erases our community. The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale alongside the community rejects this proposal and has lodged an alternative proposal which widens our boundaries taking parts of Kwinana, Rockingham, Armadale and Wandering. For your information, and to include on the Government's submission form, the proposal numbers for the State Government and the City of Armadale is 5 and 11/2013. You can then have the opportunity to argue against their proposal to erase the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
The consultation phase has now commenced, and the Shire and individuals can make submissions to the Local Government Advisory Board showing your support to Save Serpentine Jarrahdale.
The Shire is against the State Government's proposal for the following reasons:
|1||Our ratepayers are at risk of receiving potential rate rises – up to 32% for property owners.|
|2||There is signifigant risk of losing quality community services including, volunteering, environmental protection, fire prevention and emergency management services.|
|3||Community developments will be scrapped including regional sporting facilities, youth facilities and rural lifestyle.|
|4||Local community projects will suffer, including the Library, community halls, West Mundijong Industrial Area, Cardup Business Park and the extension of Tonkin Highway.|
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have received a number of calls following media attention over the weekend regarding the operations of Oakford business, Bio-organics. Please click here to download an informaton sheet.