The stark figures in paragraphs 11 and 12: out of total operating expenditure of $51.2 million, $24.5 million went to consultants and $876,593 to lawyers in just one year! Note that the highly paid Tim Power was employed internally by former council boss Mr Dougherty from 2012 until the beginning of this year when his status was changed to “external” on contract, so the true amount spent on lawyers was even more. What Nicola Tutt does other than “managing the relationship with external legal advisors” and why she is needed for that should be asked.
Another startling figure is the number of staff resignations in the past year: 68 out of 322 full time equivalent employees (as at 30 June 2019), and resulted in $161,225 of cost for recruiting new staff!
Do the Mayor and present councilors care about any of this? It’s apparent they don’t — so time to replace them all with new blood.