Orange Councillor to call for overhaul of complaints system

Orange Councillor to call for overhaul of complaints system

An Orange City Councillor says the process for code of conduct complaints needs an overhaul, after a new report shows council recorded the third highest costs for complaints in the state.

The report from the NSW Office of Local Government shows Orange has spent over $52,000 on code of conduct complaints in the last year.

Councillor Glen Taylor says this report presents council in a poor light and shows that thousands of dollars have been unnecessarily spent on what he believes to be minor infringements.

“Ratepayers should be outraged and rightly so,” Councillor Taylor told the ABC.

“I mean there’s fault on both sides here.”

“I mean it’s about people having the integrity to stand up and say sorry when there’s an indiscretion that’s occurred and apologise unreservedly.”

“I very much doubt if it was individual’s money that they would pursue legal costs to that degree.”

Cr Taylor will move a notice of motion at the council meeting tonight asking for information on complaints and costs across the current council term.

Previous The gap in Indigenous business ownership
Next 2MCE Local News- July 21

About author

Amy Whittaker
Amy Whittaker 85 posts

Amy joined the NRN team in August 2011, before graduating from a B of Arts (Communication-Journalism)/B of Sports Studies from Charles Sturt University in December 2011.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

Man denied bail over his role in murder of missing Bathurst man

A man allegedly involved in the murder of missing Bathurst man, Andrew Russell, has been refused bail.

Bathurst Councillors question medical response centres

Bathurst Councillors are asking questions regarding the capabilities of Bathurst Hospita,l after two severe trauma patients were taken to Orange for treatment.

News

Young Bathurst auctioneers compete at show

Two young auctioneers from Bathurst have returned fromĀ a Royal Easter Show competition, richer for the experience. MillieĀ Bernasconi reports.