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Cassie Rowe

The Belmont Community Group Farmers Market Steering Committee is confident that Belmont will have its own farmers market next year. “We have a passionate group of locals who are busy working behind the scenes to get this community project up and running, and we anticipate that the market will be operational by March 2015,” said […]

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The Belmont Racing Industry and the historic Ascot Racecourse are under threat, according to Cassie Rowe, President of the Belmont Community Group. The State Government’s plans to privatise the TAB will have a devastating effect on Belmont Racing and concerns about it’s sale have been raised by many stakeholders throughout the industry. “As President of […]

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The Belmont Community Group (BCG) today called on the City of Belmont to join the legal action being taken by a number of Perth metropolitan councils to stop unwanted and unpopular forced council mergers. The Shire of Kalamunda, City of South Perth, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and City of Subiaco have made an application to […]

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The Belmont Community Group (BCG) today made a submission to the Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB), opposing the proposal to force a merger of the Belmont and Kalamunda councils and calling for a poll of residents. Councils and community members were invited to make submissions to the LGAB on merger proposals as part of the […]

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Any attempt by the State Government to ignore community objection to forced council amalgamations through the use of legislation, will be met with outrage. The Belmont Community Group (BCG) has campaigned strongly in opposition to the forced amalgamation of the Belmont and Kalamunda councils for many months. More than a thousand signatures have been collected […]

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The Barnett Government’s deeply unpopular forced amalgamation regime suffered another blow this week, with the Belmont Council voting unanimously to poll residents on the proposed amalgamation with the Shire of Kalamunda. In the face of fierce community objection to the amalgamation of the City of Belmont and the Shire of Kalamunda, the Belmont Council agreed […]