Winter 2022 - Local government integrity matters

20 July 2022

Welcome to the winter edition of our integrity matters newsletter.

Winter kicked off in style for the Inspectorate when we took part in the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALWGA) Victorian branch conference in Shepparton. Four of our team were pleased to have the opportunity to meet councillors and officers from across Victoria at this major event.

We were also able to circulate some of our new fact sheets at the conference. These fact sheets aim to simplify complex issues to help with compliance.

In this issue, we take a look at two topics which have been raised with us in recent months: whether councillors should be interacting with developers, and the reasons and methods for standing down a councillor.

And finally, we have been hitting the road to try to visit as many councils as possible. We have clocked up some kilometres to visit Yarriambiack and West Wimmera councils as well as presenting to Murrindindi, Nillumbik and Shepparton.

Michael Stefanovic AM
Chief Municipal Inspector