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Western Australian Local Government Reforms

Yesterday, the Western Australian State Government announced that reform of local government is imminent and that smaller Councils and Shires should consider immediate voluntary amalgamations with larger authorities before mandatory action is taken in 6 months time.

I support local government reform but I find the timing curious. One of the obvious ramifications is that a number of emerging local government infrastructure projects are threatened.¬† The Federal Government is trying desperately to stimulate the economy (immediately) and the State Government seems to be working to a different agenda. Today we have had 1 project suspended on this basis,¬† with another¬† to be decided next week…

How many other companies have been affected by this announcement?

Posted by phil