the key to identifying potential dysfunctionality within the Council

Dear Editor,

The six Eurobodalla councillors who appear to hold the power possibly aren't aware of the public shaming of the former Hurstville City Council (Editorial, March 29). The 2016 Office of Local Government (OLG) investigation into Hurstville (where meetings weren't webcast) found that "....the key to identifying potential dysfunctionality within the Council relies on understanding the power bases upon which these blocs operate and the motivations of those individuals that operate within them." Hurstville Council, however, was too arrogant to listen and was dissolved, merged with Kogarah and placed under administration. It's disturbing that any council operates in such a manner, and if Eurobodalla goes as far as to cease webcasts of the public forums I strongly urge residents and responsible councillors to call for an urgent OLG investigation.

Peter Mahoney

Oatley NSW




NOTE: Another link appears to be broken so I have attached the relevant page.



COMMENTS : You can use a pen name or better yet use your real name, you must provide a valid email address (that does not get published) and your comment will be moderated prior to approval (or rejection if that is the determination of the moderator). Refer to our Terms and Conditions if you have any questions) 

Please note that from time to time comments are archived. If you are looking for a previous comment no longer visible please contact us. Last Archived 7th July 2019