Moira Shire chief executive welcomes Murray Goulburn investmentTONI BRIENT May 8, 2014 9:53am
Acting Moira Shire Council chief executive Peter Bertolus says private sector investment in the shire signals ‘‘confidence’’ in council’s ability to govern.
Speaking on ABC radio on Tuesday morning, Mr Bertolus highlighted Murray Goulburn’s $74 million investment in its Cobram plant as a win for the town.
He said the Murray Goulburn development coupled with GrainCorp’s $35 million upgrade of its Numurkah plant, announced in February, signalled big business trusted council’s governance in the region.
Mr Bertolus’ comments come after months of turmoil at the embattled council, including a Fair Work Commission hearing last month.
A raft of claims ranging from bullying to financial mismanagement emerged last year following the departure of multiple senior staff, including former chief executive Gary Arnold.
Mr Bertolus said he thought the organisation was ‘‘reasonably under control’’, but more work needed to be done.
He said incoming chief executive Mark Henderson, who starts work on May 19, would be well-positioned to lead the organisation.
Mr Bertolus said Mr Henderson was ‘‘more experienced’’ than him at managing councillors.
The Courier revealed last month claims against multiple councillors were being assessed by the Local Government Inspectorate, with one council source saying the organisation’s problems ‘‘stemmed from councillors’’.
A Goulburn Valley winery has tasted a trifecta of success after being inducted into the state’s tourism hall of fame.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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