Statement on South Gippsland Shire
The latest resignations from South Gippsland Shire Council and the allegations made by departing councillors are alarming and of great concern.
The ratepayers of South Gippsland Shire have had enough of the ongoing dysfunction within the Council and just want to see them get on with good governance and delivering for the people of the Shire.
There is currently a government-appointed Monitor in the council and I urge the government to ask him to complete his report as quickly as possible.
If the claims made by departing councillors are substantiated by the Monitor then the Minister should move to dismiss this council.
This is not a suggestion I make lightly, but I’m concerned that unless drastic action is taken, there will be ongoing issues at the council until the next council election.
I wish the departing councillors Jim Fawcett and Lorraine Brunt all the best and I thank them for their service.