The Interim Management Committee (IMC) works in conjunction with the Ipswich City Council Interim Administrator to rebuild and maintain a healthy council culture, instil sound financial management practices, progress key projects and manage considerable policy, procedural and operational change.
The Interim Management Committee Charter provides a comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Ipswich City Council IMC:
View and/or download Interim Management Committee Charter
In the lead up to the 2020 elections, the interim administrator and the IMC are focused on implementing, monitoring and refining new policies, procedures and systems prior to the March 2020 local government elections and the return of councillors to Ipswich City Council.
In the first phase of VISION2020 in late 2018, the IMC addressed the most pressing issues facing Ipswich City Council.
The second phase of work, from late 2018 to mid-2019, identified opportunities to amend or remove previous procedures and frameworks in order to realign the operations of the organisation towards achieving its long-term strategic goals. The operational realignment of Ipswich City Council will ensure the business continues to provide quality services to the residents of Ipswich during interim administration and beyond.
With the goal of establishing Ipswich City Council as a leader in local government, the third phase now under way is all about leading practice and the council becoming once more an organisation that residents can rightly trust.
Regular updates from interim administrator, as well as other reporting on the progress of the interim administrator and the IMC, will be disseminated via Ipswich First, local newspapers and other channels - further details on specific channels will be published on this page as they become available.
From October 2018 to December 2019 former Interim Administrator Greg Chemello provided an update on the progress of council’s VISION2020 plan to address urgent and important issues and implement positive, ethical change before the next local government elections in March 2020:
The IMC generally holds meetings on a fortnightly basis - to view meeting details and minutes visit the Committees and Meetings webpage.
In March 2019, Ipswich City Council encouraged residents to help shape their future council by sharing their views on the most appropriate divisional boundary model for the city via a survey. This is the report prepared by the interim administrator and presented to the Minister for Local Government on 30 April 2019 for his consideration, featuring a summary of the city’s collective preferences.
The state’s Change Commission released draft boundaries in July before its final determination in October 2019. Detailed information about the Change Commission’s final determination, including maps of the new Ipswich City Council divisions, is available on the Electoral Commission website.
As the March 2020 local government elections approach, an increasing number of community members who have declared an intention to run for council are seeking to meet with the interim administrator. The interim administrator’s role in these discussions is to explain the legal and operational arrangements for elected representatives in Queensland and the minutes of these meetings are published on the Declared Candidate Meetings webpage.
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