I welcome the appointment of Roslyn McCulloch as independent Commissioner of the Public Inquiry. Ms McCulloch’s experience in local government and planning law spans 30 years, and by all accounts, is a perfect fit for the job.
The Public Inquiry’s terms of reference are very broad and will enable the Commissioner to investigate Council’s financial situation as well as its ability to properly represent and serve our community.
The Public Inquiry will also consist of public hearings where community members, as well as current and former Council staff, can provide evidence to the Commissioner.
Establishing a Public Inquiry is the only way to keep the Councillors suspended and I thank the Local Government Minister for making this important decision.