John Tanner appointed chair of the panel of administrators for Moira Shire, spoke to the Rotary Club. Appointed in March, John has a wealth of experience in local government.
The Commission of Enquiry Report was released in March, with councilors dismissed by the Minister.
The findings of the Commission of Enquiry found that the council was not operating properly with a decline in governance and best practices. Short cuts were being made and dealing with people varied with double standards becoming the norm, thus losing respect of the community.
The Panel of Administrators will perform all the functions, powers and duties of a Councillor as set out in the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act)including representing the interests of the Moira Shire community.
In addition, the Panel Chair must perform all the functions, powers and duties of the Mayor of the Moira Shire Council as set out in the Act.
Administrators appointed, John Tanner AM chair, Suzanna Sheed and Graham Emonson, all with local knowledge.
Re-set required to address communications within council and outside to communities.
Align and engage with health and education in community vital.
Acknowledge frustration of locals with the flood plan for Numurkah. Now up and running with Stage 1 to commence shortly.
Opportunity in the five year term to look at strategy of whole area, building community capacity, high standards of governance and transparency, and nurture future leaders.
Return of elected council in 5 years.