Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) is in receipt of a formal Performance Improvement Order (PIO), effective 29 June 2021, issued by the Minister for Local Government. This follows the issuing of the order in draft form on 1 June 2021.
Dubbo Region Mayor Stephen Lawrence and Chief Executive Officer Murray Wood received the PIO today (Tuesday 29 June 2021) and acknowledge the requirements of the Order.
“It is council’s intention to adhere to the Order and doing so will be quite simple as council has already largely complied with the substance of the order, having received it in draft some weeks back. We wanted to deal with the issue quickly and are very focused on service delivery and on completing the tasks of the council before caretaker starts in just over a month,” said Dubbo Region Mayor Stephen Lawrence.
“We wrote to the Minister on 15 June outlining a number of actions being taken to address the Minister’s initial ‘intent to issue a PIO’. We look forward to demonstrating our good faith in completing those actions, and the actions prescribed in the PIO issued today. The unusual and difficult events of recent months are over and our regional community I think understands that well,” said Councillor Lawrence.
The PIO will be tabled at the next Ordinary Meeting of Council. For a copy of the PIO click here (PDF 43.3KB)