Voters support new CLT governance structure
‘‘We're all happy with the results....we were all a bit nervous about the referendum questions.’’
Five familiar faces are returning as trustees of the Central Lakes Trust, with one new face joining the team.
Cath Gilmour, Alex Huffadine, Bernice Lepper, Malcolm Macpherson and Greg Wilkinson have been re-elected as trustees, as well as Tony Hill.
Central Lakes Trust returning officer Dale Ofsoske said the final voter turnout was 26.2 per cent, compared with a turnout of 23.3 per cent in the 2013 election.
In addition, 5697 voters agreed with proposed changes to the governance structure. There were 2697 votes against the change. There were 7062 votes in favour of proposed changes amending the annual reporting and annual public meeting deadlines.
Chairman Dr Malcolm Macpherson said the referendum outcomes showed there was community support for the proposed changes.
Mixed-model governance, with continuity across the three-year electoral cycle, and the right expertise around the table, was the way of the future for trusts like CLT.
‘‘We’re all happy with results...
‘‘We were all a bit nervous about the referendum questions...
‘‘This was a vote of confidence in the stewardship of the trustees, and the great work of our staff.’’