Members actively endorse new $10m council office plan

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Members actively endorse new $10m council office plan

The recently-published Wattle Range Council special meeting minutes showed the majority of the nine councillors in attendance had an active role in the allocation of $10m for the new council office in Millicent.

There were four office-related motions passed by the nine councillors in the chamber at the March 26 meeting.

The motions were moved and seconded by six different councillors.

Councillor Emma Castine was an apology from the meeting while Cr Dennis Muhovics excused himself from the office debate citing a material conflict of interest.

Cr Muhovics said his employer had tendered for the electrical services.

Deputy Mayor Cr Peter Dunnicliff successfully moved the motion to delegate authority to its chief executive Ben Gower to enter into contract negotiations with Mossop Construction + Interiors for the construction of the council office to a maximum value of $8,898,141.

Fellow Corcoran Ward councillor David Walshaw then successfully moved that an additional $1,174,500 be added to the 2024/25 Budget for the additional furniture, fittings, utility costs and contingency associated with this facility.

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