Melbourne City Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle, has called for a take over of Fisherman’s Bend precinct on the banks of the Yarra with the land being encompassed within the City of Melbourne’s Boundaries.
Doyle’s Cherry Picking proposal should be rejected.,
What is needed is a more comprehensive review of the inner City boundaries. There needs to be a discussion of a full merger of the City of Port Phillip, the City of Yarra, and the former city of Prahran and the City of Melbourne. All have a common community of interest.
The Kennett State Government’s previous reforms of Local Government was poorly considered and should have included an expanded City of Melbourne taking in the four inner City State seats of Albert Park, Richmond, Prahran and Melbourne would be a better option than the proposal put forward by Robert Doyle
A newly constituted Melbourne City Council should consists of 21 members (3 wards by 7 Councillors or 7 wards by 3 Councillors)