controversial boundary issue came up again when new Southern Rivers
MLA Paul Andrews met the Canning Vale Progress Association members
at their annual meeting on March 21.
association remains keen to consolidate the Canning Vale local
government boundary so that part of Canning Vale no longer comes
under the City of Gosnells.
Mr Andrews said all the association's previous work came to nothing
because its plan to secede, the first plan of its kind in the metro
area, was not backed by the Local Government Advisory Board.
did not back another attempt to secede, saying there was no point
going down the same track again and he would be looking at a
will tackle the issues, such as not enough recreational facilities
and Gosnells people feeling they are paying too much in fates, by
acting as an agent, negotiating with Gosnells to address those
issues," Mr Andrews said.
boundaries will not change in the short-term so we need to change
things with Gosnells."
said he needed to have a clear idea of the issues.
is what the progress association meeting would look at.
the lack of recreational amenities, he believed the way of the
future was, for example, to create joint school-community facilities
at the proposed Canning Vale High School, which is expected to open
suggested local authorities could help finance the library, sporting
fields or performance centres that was the trend around town.
was better to build one good - facility for use by the whole
community than to provide two lesser facilities used only part-time.
another matter, the association was keen to get the high school
implementation committee moving along now that the State election
results were finalised.
to be decided in consultation! with the community is whether the
school follows the traditional model or the middle school concept.
Andrews favoured starting with eight and nine-year-old students in