NORANDA has become part of the City of Bayswater following a 25-year turf war with neighbouring Swan.
Bounded by Reid and Tonkin highways and Benara Road, the suburb will be officially transferred on July 1.
“The council has been pushing for this boundary change for many years,” Bayswater mayor Barry McKenna said.
“It’s wonderful to see this finally come to fruition.”
Noranda residents pushed hard for the change, garnering 549 signatures from an electorate of 1060.
“There was a very good support. I am very happy,” says Noranda Action Group chair Doug McLennan.
With bustling Morley just 5km away, compared to Midlands being 15km away, most Noranda residents already use Baysy facilities.
Mayor McKenna says Bayswater and Swan will work together to ensure the transition is “as smooth as possible”.
by MARTA PASCUAL JUANOLA