THE future sizes and roles of Perth’s 30 councils will be recommended in the final Metropolitan Local Government Review report expected to be handed to the State Government this week.
Review chairman Alan Robson said work continued on the report for Minister for Local Government John Castrilli, who will then decide if it is released to the public.
“We’re still doing some modelling on the distribution of borders for our preferred option,” Professor Robson said.
The review started in July 2011 after the Government failed to get councils to enter regional transition groups for localised mergers.
The draft suggested a sole Perth-wide council or about five across the metropolitan area centred on an expanded City of Perth.
A third option of 10-12, 250,000-resident councils, centred on places such as Fremantle, Stirling, Armadale, Joondalup, Midland or Mandurah, has been acknowledged within local government as a probable choice.
There are fears ratepayers would have to pay for creating the new mega-councils.
Prof Robson said the report would suggest how any new regime would be implemented, a preferred number of councils, their borders and overseeing changes.
Review the reports at www. metro review.dlg.wa.gov.au.