Statement on South Gippsland Shire
“I am pleased that the Minister for Local Government has finally acted on South Gippsland Shire and that he has responded to my calls that the Monitor’s report be publicly released.
“The high-level findings referred to in the Minister’s statement reflect the concerns that have been expressed by outgoing councillors and many in the community.
“I remain concerned at these findings as I am sure the rest of the community does.
“Any suggestion that there is no problem at South Gippsland Shire has now been clearly been refuted by the Monitor and the State Government.
"I look forward to seeing the full Monitor’s report and a response from councillors in the next month.”