Travel ban

VINCENT councillors have voted to ban themselves from attending interstate conferences for this term.

Mayor John Carey proposed the ban, which won unanimous support, because of the amount of work to be done before amalgamations next year.

“To demonstrate that there’s a serious commitment to the community, we’re saying there’ll be no external council trips.”

“In this type of climate it’s my personal view that it’s not appropriate that councillors and mayors should be doing interstate or overseas travel.

“We’re focussed on two key priorities: Spending all our time on the infrastructure programs to leave a legacy for Vincent…and we are looking at the amalgamation process.

“To demonstrate that there’s a serious commitment to the community, we’re saying there’ll be no external council trips.”

Directors will still be able to travel to conferences (it’s in their contracts they get one a year).

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