Sunday, June 23, 2024

New Chair for Moira Shire administrators panel

Dr Graeme Emonson will be appointed as Chairperson of Moira Shire Council’s panel of administrators to provide continued leadership until the 2028 local government elections, Victorian Minister for Local Government, Melissa Horne has confirmed. 

Dr Emonson, who currently serves as a panel member, will be appointed as Chairperson after John Tanner steps down from the role on 10 June.

Under Mr Tanner’s leadership, the panel has supported the appointment of an ongoing CEO to Moira Shire Council, the development of a Memorandum of Understanding with the health and education sectors, and the continued implementation of recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry into the Council, the Minister said in a statement.

“I’d like to thank Mr Tanner for his leadership of the panel and have full faith Dr Emonson will continue this work to move Moira Shire Council forward.”

“Councils must faithfully represent the communities they serve – Moira Shire residents deserve quality services and a council that puts their interests first,” said Ms Horne.

The Victorian Government appointed the panel to Council in June last year, following dismissal of the council in March the same year. 

A Commission of Inquiry found that council could not effectively carry out its responsibilities in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020 because of significant governance failures.

The panel will perform the role of the council until the October 2028 local government elections.

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