Report: Poor Governance by Monash Council 16 Jan 2014

Quote from MAV, 2013 Future of Local Government Summit :

“Communities are smarter, more aware and increasingly demand access to meaningful decision-making. Token and meaningless consultation will not only not address the expectations communities have but be viewed with cynicism.

Communities need to be partners in decision-making from the start. The development of community solutions should be driven by real and informed needs. ”

It is now so clear that the community better understand good governance principles in decision making process than Monash Councillors themselves. Well done and we hope Monash Council can humble itself and start partnering with its smarter and well informed community, not doing for them or telling them what’s good for them. LISTEN to your community – boys and girls in Monash Council – and you will be the community’s pin up boys & gals in no time.

Save Monash Gardens & Save Elizabeth Gardens

The Save Monash and Save Elizabeth Gardens Group are circulating to Members of Parliament and the media a report Poor Governance by Monash Council 16 Jan 2014.

Background

The Good Governance Guide was published in 2012 to improve governance by local councils:

Good governance is about the good processes for making and implementing decisions. Having good processes generally leads to better outcomes for local governments and their communities. – See more at: http://www.goodgovernance.org.au/about-good-governance/#sthash.RPJIyjt9.dpuf
Monash Council’s former Mayor, Cr Micaela Drieberg, is listed in the credits as supporting the Good Governance Guide.  However, the Council has not followed the Guide.  The Report Poor Governance by Monash Council 16 Jan 2014 sets out our Groups’ view of the breaches.
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