Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman have welcomed the Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock's decision to issue a Performance Improvement Order (PIO) for Wingecarribee Shire Council.
"This PIO is a wake up call for council - for too long councillors have put their own interests before the interests of the community they serve," Mr Smith said.
"In the midst of COVID-19 and the recovery from the bushfires earlier this year, our region deserves much better from their local council.
"It's my hope that this PIO will focus council's attention on delivering the priorities and needs of the region at this difficult time."
Mrs Tuckerman said the Minister's decision to issue a PIO was the right decision in helping address the dysfunction within council's leadership.
"My office has been inundated with correspondence about the poor performance of council," Mrs Tuckerman said.
"Rebuilding the relationship between council and ratepayers will take time, however I believe the issuing of a PIO is the first step in once again creating that trust."
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