Ms Peulich said that the whole exercise could have been easily fixed with a phone call to the council.
Ms Peulich said the underlying motive for the Minister appointing a Monitor was to provide the State Government an opportunity to find grounds to sack or suspend the non-Labor aligned Council, but no such trigger was found.
Local Labor MPs would no doubt be annoyed with the City of Casey which has been advocating for the community on issues like roads, graffiti and crime.
“The appointment of a $1200 per day Municipal Monitor to watch Casey was an expensive exercise for which the Government ought to reimburse Casey ratepayers.”
“Only a Labor State Government could think it a good idea to spend approximately $25,000 of ratepayer’s funds to investigate a $2204.50 staff error, which was already repaid, when a simple phone call would have sufficed,” Ms Peulich said.
Ms Peulich’s comments in Parliament:
22 June Adjournment
23 June Adjournment
31 August Constituency Question