Melville’s mum

MELVILLE council has taken the extraordinary step of announcing it will refuse to answer questions or participate in debate at a special meeting of electors later this month.

The meeting was forced on the council by a petition of 570 ratepayers who want to discuss whether the council has been complying with the local government act.

But the city is refusing to “participate in any discussion or any questions on the specified matters” because of the ongoing local government inquiry into why the council has been flooded with unresolved complaints.

It also wants to safeguard the “health and safety of elected members and employees” and noted it would be an “abuse of process” to discuss the city’s compliance at the special meeting.

The petition was spearheaded by opponents of the proposed wave park in Alfred Cove, under the banner of the Swan Foreshore Protection Association, although a letter to members seeking financial donations last Thursday also raised issues with high-rise development around Canning Bridge and the council’s recent purchase of land to precipitate development.

The special electors meeting will be held at the Baptist College in Marmion Street, Booragoon on Thursday April 26 at 6.30pm.

by STEVE GRANT

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