Council satisfied with how financials and planning are tracking


Victoria Stone-Meadows


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Capital works, public initiatives, and Council finances are tracking well according to documents tabled at the ordinary Douglas Shire Council meeting today.

The Capital Works Progress Report For The 1st Quarter of 2019 – 2020, the Monthly Financial Report For September 2019, the Operational Plan Progress Report For July To September 2019, and the CEO Report For July To September 2019 were all tabled at today’s meeting.

Both the Mayor, Julia Leu, and Deputy Mayor, Abigail Noli, were full of praise for the Council staff that have kept the region’s projects and budgets on track.

“Thanks to Executive Manager of Infrastructure, Michael Kriedemann, for these updates; we do an incredible amount of work in a small shire,” Cr Noli said.

“It’s all down to good management on yours and CEO Mark Stoermer’s behalf.

“It is worth the public reading these reports to see how much we get through; it’s phenomenal.”

Mayor Leu also praised the Council staff for their hard work over the last few months and pointed out that the Douglas Shire is in a strong financial position moving forward.

“It is really clear we have had a really productive three months and this is related to what we approved in the budget,” she said.

“It does require expert scheduling in all aspects of capital works, from quoting and tenders, gathering materials, and supervision, we know that overall this current financial year has progressed as planned.

“There is $1.27 million in works completed or underway and a further $2.55 million committed; that’s 24 per cent of our works program complete or under contract.”




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