Mayor and Minister response to City of Melville Inquiry Report

An inquiry into the City of Melville has concluded and the Department of Local Government released their report detailing findings and recommendations. City of Melville Mayor, Russell Aubrey said they have always been compliant and will continue to work in conjunction with the local government minister, David Templeman and the department. With over 300 complaints…

Report calls for cultural change in City of Melville following inquiry

A report into allegations made against the City of Melville has revealed a need for cultural change in the council. The McGowan Government tabled a report in State Parliament on Thursday after an inquiry followed an unprecedented number of allegations were made against the City since 2014. The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural…

FOGO bin system to be rolled out across Melville

After an extensive and successful trial to nearly 7,000 City of Melville residents, the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) three bin system was given the go-ahead in Tuesday’s council meeting and will now be rolled out mid next year to 39,500 households. City of Melville Mayor, Russell Aubrey, welcomed the support and is looking forward…

Rally against outer harbour construction at Cockburn Sound

A rally next week against the proposed outer harbour at Cockburn Sound is expecting to attract approximately 6,000 people. “We need to have a show of force so the government sees that it’s not actually just on paper, it’s not just internet warriors, we actually have people on the ground that are concerned about it,”…

Inquiry to Investigate “Underlying Issues” in City of Melville

The McGowan government will launch an inquiry into the City of Melville, after almost 300 complaints were made against the council since 2014. WA local government minister David Templeman said on Wednesday the State Government will conduct the inquiry through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to investigate the underlying issues made…

Local Councillors Concerned About Low Young Voter Numbers

Local government councillors believe not enough young Western Australians are getting involved in their local government elections. Councillors are concerned young people feel they will not be heard despite voicing their views about issues that affect them. “I think the young people are concerned that even if they did voice their opinion, it would just…