The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the report from a Municipal Monitor finding the Casey City Council has taken action to address problems identified by the Victorian Ombudsman in June.
Mr Bill Jaboor was appointed under Section 223CA of the Local Government Act 1989 to monitor and report to the Minister for Local Government on Casey City Council’s governance practices.
It followed the Ombudsman’s finding that the Council had mishandled a special charge scheme to construct Market Lane in Narre Warren South.
Mr Jaboor’s report found the Council has taken effective action to implement the Ombudsman’s recommendations.
The Municipal Monitor found that Casey City Council had worked to improve the decision making processes it follows when considering to close council meetings to the public and developed a consistent policy on community consultation in special charge schemes.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins
“I welcome the report from the Municipal Monitor and the action the Council has taken to address the issues raised by the Ombudsman.”
“I am sure that the residents and businesses of Casey City Council will welcome the conclusion of this matter.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020