On Friday, 2 March 2018, the Minister for Local Government announced the City of Perth Council were suspended with immediate effect and three Commissioners would perform the duties of Council. At the same time, he announced that there would be a formal Inquiry into the City of Perth Council.
In April 2018, legal practitioner Tony Power was appointed as Inquirer and has led the formal Inquiry process. The process has been extensive and included both public and private hearings.
Since the Inquiry began almost two years ago, the City has been on an extensive journey of transformation. A vast and fast-paced effort has been made towards corporate recovery, which is guided by the organisation’s target-driven Corporate Recovery Implementation Plan (CRIP).
On 15 September 2020, Commissioners adopted the City of Perth’s Response to the Inquiry Report. The response can be viewed here.
“We welcome the Report of the Inquiry into the City of Perth and acknowledge the 341 recommendations provided. Since the Inquiry was announced in 2018, the City has been on an extensive journey of transformation. While there are 248 findings that require action by the City, we have already begun to make progress. When Commissioners were appointed, our remit was to restore good governance at the City and we have been implementing various actions to achieve this. When Elected Members join in October, they can continue this work and rebuild community trust,” said Chair Commissioner, Andrew Hammond.
On 15 December 2020 the City of Perth Council endorsed the Inquiry into the City of Perth Implementation Plan. A copy of this can be downloaded here. The meeting also saw the establishment of the City Oversight Group. Terms of of Reference for this group can be downloaded here.
Inquiry related news
- 11 Aug '20
City of Perth Commissioners and Administration today welcomed the public release of the City of Perth Inquiry Report.Read more
- 28 Apr '20
Accomplished CEO Michelle Reynolds has been appointed as the new CEO for the City of Perth.Read more
- 27 May '20
Just twelve months in to a three-year program, the City’s plan for corporate recovery is more than 50 per cent complete.Read more
- 05 Nov '19
The City’s corporate recovery plan has entered a new phase this week, as the fourth and final General Manager joins the Executive Leadership Team.Read more
- 09 Aug '19
The City welcomes the Local Government Minister David Templeman’s announcement today, to appoint Len Kosova as a new City of Perth Commissioner, to fill the vacancy created by Eric Lumsden upon his recent resignation.Read more
- 08 Aug '19
City of Perth Commissioners acknowledge this week’s developments of the public inquiry.Read more
- 12 Jun '19
Commissioners have adopted the City of Perth Strategic Community Plan 2019 – 2029, which sets the priorities for the City of Perth for the next ten years.Read more
- 11 Oct '18
The City of Perth has repealed existing Reimbursement of Expenses policies for Elected Members and replaced them with policies more closely in line with community expectations.Read more