The appointment of David Michael MLA as new Local Government Minister has been welcomed by WALGA President Cr Karen Chappel.
Minister Michael brings considerable experience to the role having served as a councillor on the City of Stirling Council for 12 years – including two years as Deputy Mayor – and as a member of WALGA State Council from 2009 to 2017.
“I congratulate Minister Michael on his promotion to Cabinet as the Minister for Ports, Local Government, Road Safety and Minister assisting the Minister for Transport,” Cr Chappel said.
“David’s time as a City of Stirling councillor and on WALGA State Council will hold him in good stead as Local Government Minister and will give him great insight into the sector.
“He also takes on the role as Road Safety Minister, a portfolio very close to Local Government.”
Cr Chappel also took time out to thank outgoing Local Government Minister John Carey.
“Minister Carey worked closely with WALGA to deliver significant Local Government reforms and always showed a willingness to listen to the sector’s concerns,” Cr Chappel said.
“While we didn’t always see eye-to-eye on every issue, Minister Carey always had the Local Government sector’s best interests at heart, and his contribution has been significant.
“I wish him all the best in his new portfolio of Planning, Lands, Housing, and Homelessness, portfolios that are all closely aligned to the Local Government sector.”

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