NSW Governor appoints Administrator to Council
Balranald Shire Council was appointed an Administrator yesterday following a decision from the Governor of New South Wales, Margaret Beazley.
The decision follows the release of a report from the Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock MP which confirmed 'widespread disfunction in the Council and a failure to serve the interests of the community'.
The Council has been under a public inquiry since January 2019, with public hearings held in July last year to investigate the Council's conduct.
Michael Colreavy has been appointed as the Administrator for a period of four years, until the September 2024 local government elections.
Mr. Colreavy replaces the elected Mayor and Councillors, whose offices were declared vacant by the Governor.
He will act as the elected Council body and perform the functions and responsibilities of the Council. Council management will now report to the Administrator.