The Premier today announced that legislation to expand the City of Perth including the part of the City of Subiaco south of Aberdare Road will be introduced to parliament this week.
Mayor Heather Henderson said: "Both the Council and our community are extremely concerned about the proposed City of Perth Act. This is a forced boundary adjustment without the promised consultation or the right to a poll.
"It’s not about institutions or services – our concern is for the residents and their sense of community and belonging, which once lost cannot be regained. These residents have been a strong part of the Subiaco community for more than one hundred years and the results of the recent residents’ survey are resounding – Subiaco is where they want to stay."
Mayor Henderson urged all Members of Parliament to closely scrutinise the legislation.
"There is still no compelling case for the legislation, and the City of Subiaco will be asking for the City of Perth Act to be amended to allow Subiaco to retain its residential parts south of Aberdare Road."
The city has engaged Catalyse to conduct a random telephone survey of City of Subiaco residents and ratepayers in the area south of Aberdare Road about the proposed boundary change.
If the legislation is passed by both houses of parliament, it is intended to come into effect from 1 July 2016.