Western Australia’s debt-to-revenue ratio will likely surpass 70 per cent when the state government releases its 2015-16 budget on Thursday, May 14, the Australian Financial Review has found.
In this new budget we would expect to get a very good indication of whether the State government has any plans to move the DoH to Fremantle.
As this office of a 1000 plus people would have some significant costs impacts detailed in their budget somewhere with the cost of a new lease, relocating all the staff offices, new office equipment etc. Not to mention what is happening with their old office building which i believes is in a state owned property. Unless they are intending to sell or renovate that property its difficult to see why they would move?
If the department has not budgeted for such a move its hard to see in the current financial situation that they would just be moved?
So we heard from the Mayor Brad Pettitt some time ago and another announcement will be given shortly on when the DOH will be coming to Freo. Yet again that deadline came and went and again we have heard nothing from our Mayor. “Next month”, we have been hearing for literally years.