28 April 2017
BALRANALD COUNCIL ISSUED WITH A PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ORDER
Council was advised in November of the Minister for Local Government’s intention to issue a Business Improvement Order. Council has now received this Order.
This Order presents Council with a great opportunity to review its businesses processes and the way it delivers its services. We welcome the appointment of Mr Alan McCormick, an experienced Local Government Practitioner, as Temporary Advisor to assist Council with this review and in addressing issues identified.
Since the initial advice received in November, Council has started work on improving its business processes, including the development and adoption of a business improvement plan and commencing actions to address issues identified. Over the next ten weeks this implementation plan will be further developed for submission to the Minister for approval. Once this implementation plan has been adopted by the Minister, Council will be required to report progress to the Minister.
Council considered the Performance Improvement Order at a pre-meeting workshop and at it’s April Council meeting and resolved to:
- Acknowledge the Minister’s letter and accompanying Performance Improvement Order; and
- Agree to cooperate fully with the Minister and Office of Local Government to ensure Council’s business processes meet best practice and are fully compliant with the requirements of the Minister’s Order.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Purtill, acknowledged this is a great opportunity for Council to continue work on improving it’s business processes. The outcomes of this work will be incorporated into Council’s 4 year Delivery Plan and its work practices going forward.
For further comment, please contact Deputy Mayor Alan Purtill on 0429 201 301