Grant council lash out at ‘toxic’ organisation as explosive report unveiled

Gill Clayfield Office  TBW Newsgroup
TRANSPARENCY PUSH: Grant district deputy mayor Gill Clayfield holds the cultural review, which was released publicly yesterday. Cr Clayfield pushed for the highly sensitive report to be taken out of confidence at the council’s full meeting on Monday. Unprecedented scenes unfolded in the chamber when a number of emotion-fuelled staff walked out of the meeting in protest fearing the document may not be released. The document was listed to be kept in confidence for a staggering seven years. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

GRANT District Council staff have described the organisation’s culture as “toxic” and a place “gripped by infighting” in an explosive report released yesterday.

The cultural review has revealed the local government body was embroiled in turmoil due to tensions between Grant District Mayor Richard Sage and former chief executive officer David Singe.

Every respondent who took part in the cultural review was “clear”

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