The Queensland Government recently passed the Local Government (Dissolution of Ipswich City Council) Act 2018, enabling government to dismiss Ipswich City Council’s mayor and ten divisional councillors immediately and appoint an Interim Administrator to manage Council until the next scheduled local government elections on Saturday, 28 March 2020.
Newly appointed Interim Administrator Greg Chemello and the part-time Interim Management Committee (IMC) are now working collaboratively with Council’s chief executive officer, executive leadership team and staff to bring positive, ethical change to Ipswich City Council.
Council services will continue to operate efficiently and on time, with its internal administration from the chief executive officer down remaining in place. Reports on all facets of Council operations continue to be presented to committees, with the Interim Administrator making decisions in a similar monthly forum as previously, with advice from the IMC.
Council’s former divisional offices continue to operate as community offices and remain a point of contact in the suburbs for residents and ratepayers of the City of Ipswich.