State puts shire on notice of inquiry risk

Councillors in three-week stand-off with CEO over release of official warning

Michael Sinclair-Jones

THE STATE Government has warned the Shire of Toodyay to change how it operates or risk an official inquiry.

The warning says there is insufficient information “to date” to support an inquiry but asks the shire to provide further information “to determine whether further action may be warranted”.

Pictured left: Shire CEO Stan Scott

This follows a call by the Toodyay Progress Association for an official inquiry into several matters of concern, including the loss of more than $570,000 of ratepayers’ money in a failed bid to sue former shire CEO Graham Merrick and former shire president Charlie Wroth for $151,000.

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