The City of Melbourne should be merged with the City of Yarra, the City of Port Philip and the former City of Prahran - with adjustment to external boundaries to reunite the Kensington and Carlton communities.
Following our earlier post last year in discussion and feedback received there is growing support and desire for more public debate about the merits and feasibility of expanding Melbourne City Council's boundaries. Support for the proposal is growing. Councillors, past and present, associated with the City of Melbourne, City of Yarra, Port Philip and the former City of Prahran have supported the idea and are calling for more public debate. Residents of the Prahran electorate in particular are not happy with the level of services delivered by the City of Stonnington and would favour a merger with the City of Melbourne where there is a greater community of interest.
There are clear economic benefits from such a change. The question is will the State Government consider any changes to the municipal boundaries and encourage further public debate?