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Central Darling Shire Council Public Inquiry (2014)

On 19 June 2014 the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Paul Toole MP, announced a public inquiry into Central Darling Shire Council.

The terms of reference of the Inquiry are:

“To inquire, report and provide recommendations to the Minister for Local Government as to whether all civic offices at Central Darling Shire Council should be declared vacant.

The Inquiry will have particular regard to:

  1. Whether the Council has properly carried out its functions of financial management, asset management, legislative compliance and community leadership.
    • In view of the range and complexity of management issues, whether the elected Council has the capacity to resolve the outstanding issues and establish a sound foundation for the future sustainability of the Council.
      • Any other matters that warrant mention, particularly where they may impact on the effective administration of the Council area.

The Commissioner may make such other recommendations as the Commissioner sees fit."

The Minister has appointed Mr Richard Colley as Commissioner to undertake the Inquiry. Mr Colley is currently Chair of the NSW Local Government Grants Commission. Mr Colley has had a successful career in both the private and public sector. Mr Colley conducted the Public Inquiry into Shellharbour City Council in 2008.

Appointed Commissioner: Mr Richard Colley


Central Darling Council Public inquiry - Submissions Received

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