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Shire of Ashburton Council
On Tuesday 11 December, the West Australian Government announced the suspension of the Shire of Ashburton Council for up to six months to undertake further training on the responsibilities and functions of Council.
Under section 8.15C(2)(d) of the Act, the Minister requires each member of the council to undertake governance training in the responsibilities and functions of a Council, with the training to focus on the statutory compliance duties of local government.
Local Government Minister has appointed a Commissioner, Ronald Yuryevich, who is Mayor of City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and has also held a role as commissioner chair at the City of Greater Geraldton.
The Commissioner will hold office for a period not exceeding six months or such lesser period as determined by the Minister for Local Government, John Castrilli MLA pending successful completion of the training.
The training will focus on the role and responsibilities of Council and of individual councillors. The Department will make the arrangements with councillors for the training in early 2013.
Council meetings will continue to proceed. The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on 23 January 2013, at the Civic Centre, Tanunda Street, Tom Price commencing at 1.00 pm.
Frank Ludovico will continue as Acting CEO for a minimum of six months. At the last Council meeting it was decided not to commence the process of appointing a new CEO as it is appropriate for the full Council to undertake this task.
Commissioner Yuryevich will be visiting the Shire so he can familiarise himself and be available to meet staff and community members. We will advise when this will occur.
If you wish to contact Commissioner Ron Yuryevich, you can do so by:
- Mail : PO Box 567, Tom Price WA 6751
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: (08) 9188 4444 Mobile: 0407 771 811
- Fax: (08) 9189 2252
Procedure for Public Questions
Members of the public are requested to submit their questions in writing at least 15 minutes before the start of the Council meeting.
Last updated: 7 Jan 2013