City of Canning’s Beelo ward is open for business

City of Canning’s Beelo ward is open for business

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The City of Canning’s proposed new five ward two councillor boundary structure was officially approved on July 24.

The state government gazette released on July 24 confirmed the changes.

The new structure came after a public consultation period where the five wards with two councillors per ward plus a mayor proposal proved the most popular.

A new ward called Beelo would be established and included the suburbs of Ferndale, Wilson, Cannington and Lynwood. The Nicholson ward would include Parkwood and Canning Vale while the Beeliar ward would include Willetton south of Apsley Road and Leeming.

The Bannister ward would include the rest of Willetton, Riverton, Shelley and Rossmoyne while the Mason ward encompassed Bentley, St James, Queens Park, East Cannington and Welshpool.

Canning commissioner Steven Cole said it was a significant milestone for the city.

“After several years without elected members the council is now ready, renewed and reinvigorated to return to democracy in October 2015,” he said.

“The new five ward structure provides an even playing field for candidates and we encourage the community to step forward and demonstrate their commitment to the Canning community by running for council.”

Local government elections take place in October and nominations for becoming an elected member open on September 3.

More information on how to become an elected member can be found at www.canning.wa.gov.au.

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