Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill recently announced that the NSW Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton has decided not to proceed with the suspension of the elected councillors after consideration of a submission addressing the issues surrounding the council’s management of buildings with asbestos.
In a statement the council expressed thanks to the Minister for her consideration of the submission and for her decision to not proceed with suspending the elected Councillors of Blue Mountains City Council.
“Consistent with the Council’s request and recommendation, the Minister has foreshadowed the issuing of a Performance Improvement Order. This approach is considered to be a more targeted and effective response to the Minister’s concerns, recognising the seriousness of asbestos management and reflects the Council’s intention to place the safety of its staff and community at the centre of its operations and organisational culture,” said Mayor Greenhill.
“The Council reaffirms its commitment to managing asbestos as an absolute priority.”
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