DOWNLOAD THE FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL REPORT IN FULL HERE!
“THE relationship between the CEO Lisa Desmond and mayor Chris Loft was the “single biggest issue the council continues to face,” according to the findings in the advisor Mr Stephen Johnston’s report….
The report said the Local Government Department had received more than 30 complaints about Fraser Coast councillors between December 2015 and June 2016.
“Should the situation deteriorate to the point where further intervention is required under the Local Government Act 2009, either in the form of removal of a councillor or councillors, or the dissolution of the council, my message to the Fraser Coast Council is simple: this government will take action,” Jackie Trad said.
THE advisor’s meetings with council staff have uncovered a work environment described as ‘toxic’ and possessing low morale. The advisor indicated “severe tensions” present within the executive management team and further cultural issues within the general staff. The culture was described as one of “control, favouritism, lack of trust, a fear of reprisal, low morale and a toxic work environment.”
[Info via the Chronicle]
Looks like I could be running for Council again, more info here!
MEDIA RELEASE – Jannean Dean
“There is reasonable prospect of the council working well with a new CEO and after a proper internal review. Only the council and in particular the mayor, have the power AND DUTY to deal with the CEO”.
“I CALL ON the Mayor Chris Loft to sack the Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Desmond immediately.” … story in full here!