- Formal suspension and appointment of commissioner in place
Local Government Minister John Castrilli today announced the suspension of the council of the City of Canning and the appointment of a commissioner to the city.
The suspension and appointment came into effect today following the gazettal of a Governor’s Order.
Mr Castrilli announced his intention last week to suspend the City of Canning and appoint an inquiry panel to assess the city’s governance issues.
The Minister said the former mayor of the City of Armadale, Linton Reynolds would take up the role of commissioner, effective immediately.
As commissioner, Mr Reynolds will take the place of the elected council.
Mr Castrilli said he had confidence in Mr Reynolds’ expertise and capacity to fulfil the role of commissioner.
Mr Reynolds has more than 22 years’ experience as a local government councillor, including 10 years as the mayor of the City of Armadale.
He is also chairman of the WA Local Government Grants Commission, a role he has held since 1995.
“Mr Reynolds will provide the leadership required at the City of Canning while the inquiry process is under way and ensure there is continuity of service to the ratepayers and staff during this process,” the Minister said.
“My priority is for the people of the City of Canning to receive good governance and I have taken the steps necessary to ensure that happens.”
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