Interim Management Committee at Logan City after ‘integrity crisis’

An Interim Management Committee has started work at Logan City Council after nine councillors, including Mayor Luke Smith, were charged with fraud offences, resulting in the sacking of the entire council.

Logan City Council was sacked on May 2 over what Queensland Local Government Sterling Hinchliffe described as an “integrity crisis”.

The six-member management committee, including four former councillors not affected by the charges, would support Interim Administrator Tamara O’Shea in ensuring good governance and integrity for the people of Logan, Mr Hinchliffe said last Friday.

The four councillors are Lisa Bradley, Laurie Koranski, Darren Power and Jon Raven.

Former Logan City CEO Mr Gary Kellar and lawyer Brent Lillywhite, have also been appointed to the interim committee.

“I am looking forward to working with the Committee to achieve the best long-term interests of the City of Logan,” Ms O’Shea said in a statement.

She said she had committed to continuity of service, stable leadership and good governance to ensure a strong foundation for the transition to a new council in 2020.

“We have a significant volume of work to progress over the coming months and the Committee will play an important role in supporting me to deliver on these outcomes,” she said.

Source : https://www.governmentnews.com.au/management-committee-takes-over-at-sacked-council/

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