Council to undergo governance training

Whyalla City councillors passed a motion that will see Whyalla City Council senior staff members and elected members participate in governance training.
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At Monday night’s council meeting, councillor Sarah Minney moved the motion, citing discontent with some decisions made by council management.

Cr Minney said she pushed this motion forward because she believed the infrastructure department was going ahead with works without getting approval from the council first.

“The infrastructure department has kept doing things that are outside the plans of council without putting it to the council first,” she said.

“In respect to Monday night’s meeting, it was in relation to the proposed fencing for the foreshore, however, there are other examples such as the roundabout saga and it has been very frustrating.

“The infrastructure department needs to understand they can’t just do that.”

The motion was passed unanimously.

Cr Minney said she was satisfied to have the support of the council.

“I can’t speak on behalf of all the councillors, but I think it shows we’re all a bit frustrated when it passes unanimously,” Cr Minney said.

Councillor Jack Velthuizen said the council had made the right decision to participate in governance training.

“I think it’s a good motion to occur,” Cr Velthuizen said.

“The council have been very proactive and have already taken steps to put this into motion.”

Cr Velthuizen said it was a “lack of understanding” between the two, but was positive heading forward.

“I look forward to the governance training and I can’t complain, it’s more just a sense of frustration that perhaps some haven’t been adhering to the right protocols and processes,” he said.

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