The findings of an eight-month authorised inquiry into matters related to the governance of the City of Canning has found serious and long-term failure by the elected council.
Local Government Minister John Castrilli said the report, tabled today in State Parliament, related to governance, recruitment, tendering processes, contract management and general performance.
The inquiry found evidence of a failure by the elected council to ensure the City of Canning performed its functions properly.
It reported the failure had been both serious and continuous over an extended period of time.
“I received the report on Wednesday and have elected to table it at the earliest opportunity because I am aware of a high level of public interest in the inquiry,” Mr Castrilli said.
“The findings of the inquiry are of significant concern to me and my priority is to ensure the City of Canning and its administration is acting in the best interests of its community.”
The Minister said the State Government would fully consider the inquiry report, its findings and recommendations before determining what appropriate action should be taken.
The report had been provided to the council.
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