Notices issued to local governments

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries may issue a notice to a local government when it has concerns about the running of the council or administration and requires further information to resolve the matter. This is part of the department's regulatory process. 

Enquiries from the media about notices to local governments should be sent to mediaenquiry@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Statement regarding resignation of Town of Cambridge CEO

Tim Fraser, Executive Director of Local Government at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) said:

“We are examining the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the CEO of the Town of Cambridge.

“This is part of our ongoing monitoring of the Council and builds on extensive work that has occurred since the Authorised Inquiry of 2020.

“DLGSC is concerned about ongoing governance issues at the Town of Cambridge and the number of complaints lodged regarding behaviour. 

“As WA’s Local Government regulator we take these matters very seriously and we place the utmost importance on the welfare of Council employees.”

Notice issued to the Town of Cambridge 26 May 2022

The Director General of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) issued a notice to the Town of Cambridge (Town) to provide information under section 8.2(1) of the Local Government Act 1995.

The notice was issued on 26 May 2022.

The Town was required supply documents to DLGSC before 3 June 2022.

Documents were provided on 31 May 2022.

Notice issued to City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 6 April 2022 and 18 May 2022

The Director General of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries issued a notice to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (the City) to provide information under section 8.2(1) of the Local Government Act 1995.

The notice was issued on 6 April 2022 following concerns raised about the culture of the City, presented in the Cultural Improvement Report tabled at the City’s 28 March 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting.

The City supplied required documents to the department on 14 April 2022, before the deadline of 22 April 2022.

The department has reviewed the information provided by the City and issued a further notice under section 8.2(1) of the Local Government Act 1995. The deadline for the City to provide the department with information under this notice is 30 May 2022

Page reviewed 28 July 2022