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Media Statement: Mayor

 

22 December 2017



NO SUSPENSION OF BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY COUNCIL BY MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said, “I am pleased to announce that the Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton MP, has made a decision to NOT proceed with the suspension of the elected Councillors after consideration of our submission.

We thank the Minister for her consideration of our submission and for her decision to not proceed with suspending the elected Councillors of Blue Mountains City Council.

Consistent with the Council’s request and recommendation, the Minister has foreshadowed the issuing of a Performance Improvement Order. This approach is considered to be a more targeted and effective response to the Minister’s concerns, recognising the seriousness of asbestos management and reflects the Council’s intention to place the safety of its staff and community at the centre of its operations and organisational culture.

I will be making further comment on this matter in due course.

The Council reaffirms its commitment to managing asbestos as an absolute priority.”