A PETITION opposing the forced amalgamation of Fremantle with Melville, East Fremantle and parts of Canning has been tabled in state parliament.
Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk presented the 3731-signature petition Wednesday. The plan pre-dates a later option which involves Fremantle and Kwinana each swallowing half of Cockburn, and Freo expanding east to take East Freo, Palmyra and Bicton, but losing O’Connor and Samson.
The WA local government advisory panel is considering a range of options.
Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt told the Herald he’d heard whispers that the city’s proposal was looking strong, with little more than a boundary change at the southern end.