Out­go­ing chief asked for hon­est as­sess­ment

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SU­BI­ACO’S out­go­ing act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Ian Hill will write a “frank and hon­est” as­sess­ment of coun­cil oper­a­tions be­fore new chief ex­ec­u­tive Don Bur­nett ar­rives in early Oc­to­ber.

At the coun­cil meet­ing last month, Coun­cil­lor Paul Cle­ments said his ap­proved elected mem­ber’s mo­tion asked Mr Hill to “tell us ex­actly what he thinks on his way out the door”.

The re­port would in­clude sug­gested mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the ad­min struc­ture and an over­view of City ser­vices, in­clud­ing the im­pli­ca­tions of los­ing the south ward to the City of Perth Act.

“We have made sub­stan­tial changes in man­age­ment over the last few months,” Cr Cle­ments said.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity for Mr Hill to have a good hard look at our oper­a­tions and come back with some sug­ges­tions.”

Cr Julie Mathe­son said Mr Hill had been a fan­tas­tic ad­vo­cate for the Su­bi­aco Coun­cil.

“He has re­ally sped up some things that have held us back,” Cr Mathe­son said.

“It will be a frank and hon­est point of view of this coun­cil.”

Cr Cle­ments said he was wary of the elected mem­ber’s mo­tion.

“I’m cau­tious of an out­go­ing CEO step­ping on the toes of an in­com­ing CEO,” he said.

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