- Report into Shire of Perenjori has been tabled in Parliament
- Inquiry looked at tender processes involving several projects and record keeping
- Commissioner now in place until May 2020
The Inquiry commenced following concerns raised by electors and a
departmental probity audit conducted in 2017, which identified serious
tender and procurement issues.
The issues investigated
include the tender processes in relation to the redevelopment of the
Perenjori Pavilion, construction of transportable accommodation for
shire staff, and construction of independent living units. Through this
investigation poor record keeping practices were also identified.
report includes 30 findings and five recommendations. However, as there
is no longer a council a number of those recommendations will be
Ten of the findings involved the Shire of Perenjori's former CEO.
report also found that five councillors may have breached section 5.65
of the Local Government Act 1995 for not disclosing either a proximity
or financial interest to the council on various agenda items.
is a small farming and mining local government area in the Mid-West
region of Western Australia, about 360 kilometres north of Perth, with a
population of about 600 people.
In June 2019, a
commissioner was appointed to run the shire after five of its nine
councillors resigned, resulting in the need to declare the remaining
four positions vacant.
Report of the Inquiry into the Shire of Perenjori