Breakup of old council cost $52 million

THE break-up of the old Perth City Council and the creation of the Towns of Cambridge, Vincent and Victoria Park has cost $52 million.

The old City of Perth was broken up in 1993 and the WA Gov-ernment appointed commissioners in place of the old council.

It was felt the outlying wards of the old council were placing a drain on the CBD which was under-represented on the old council.

The money was spent to establish infrastructure for the three towns.

The Town of Cambridge received $19,047,438, Vincent received $17,950,778 and Victoria Park was given $13,283,729.

A further $1,419,512 was allocated to other matters involved with the restructuring process.

Councillor Laurance Goodman said he was glad the public was at last aware of how much the restructure cost and how much it cost the new Perth City Council.

“I think the city has been milked pretty hard,” Mr Goodman said.

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