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Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council

In the period April to June 2015 the Director of Local Government received a number of complaints regarding the governance and operational performance of the Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council (the Council).

The Director subsequently undertook an investigation into the complaints which, in part, alleged non-compliance with the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act).

In addition to this, the investigation included an independent audit of the Council's financial practices, policies, procedures, delegations, procurement, human resource management and information technology practices and processes by Deloitte Touche Thomatsu.

The majority of the issues considered by the independent audit arose out of concerns that the Auditor-General had raised about the Council in his Report of the Auditor-General No. 7 of 2014-15.

In December 2015 the Director provided his investigation report to the Council - Director of Local Government Report to the Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council December 2015.  The report recommended that the Council could improve its governance and operational performance in four main areas, namely; conduct and agenda of council meetings, adherence to Council policies, financial systems and processes, and human resource management.

On 19 May 2017, the Director of Local Government requested an update from the Council on the Council’s current progress with the implementation of the recommendations from the report.

Council endorsed a response at its July 2017 Ordinary Meeting of Council. The Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council Endorsed Response to the December 2015 Report is available to download.