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Local government reform loses ally as WALGA walks away from government paln

The Government’s plan to almost halve the number of Perth councils from 30 to 16 has been all but been killed off with the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) withdrawign its support for the plan.

WALGA president Troy Pickard told 6PR the sector had moved too far from the original objectives and had become "flawed beyond repair".

It was double blow for the government as several councils rejected the proposed amalgamations following a special ratepayer poll.

Ratepayers in East Fremantle, Kwinana and South Perth voted against amalgamation, killing off three planned new districts in the Government’s reform masterplan.

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