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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.

Visit the Corporate Recovery Implementation Page for more details

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 hereThe meeting also saw the establishment of the City Oversight Group. Terms of of Reference for this group can be downloaded here

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