Logan City Council's Interim Management Committee appointed

A FORMER Logan City Council CEO with 26 years experience and four former councillors have been appointed to the council's Interim Management Committee.

COMMITTEE: Former councillors Darren Power, Laurie Koranski, Lisa Bradley and Jon Raven were appointed to Logan City Council's Interim Management Committee.

COMMITTEE: Former councillors Darren Power, Laurie Koranski, Lisa Bradley and Jon Raven were appointed to Logan City Council's Interim Management Committee.

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Interim Management Committee would include six people who will provide support and advice to administrator Tamara O'Shea.

Former councillors who were not charged with Crime and Corruption Commission offences Laurie Koranksi, Lisa Bradley, Darren Power and Jon Raven were appointed to the committee.

They will join Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers partner Brent Lillywhite and Gary Kellar, who has more than 40 years experience in local government.

Mr Lillywhite is a planning and environment lawyer with experience in land resumptions, statutory valuation, planning scheme drafting, corporate governance and judicial review.

Mr Kellar served as Logan City Council CEO from 1979 to 2005 and acting CEO of Ipswich City Council from October 2017 to May 2018.

Logan City Council's interim administrator Tamara O'Shea said the committee would start work immediately.

"I am looking forward to working with the committee to achieve the best long-term interests of the city of Logan," she said.

"We have a significant volume of work to progress over the coming months and the committee will play an important role in supporting me to deliver on these outcomes."

Logan Ratepayers Association president Rod Shaw said he was satisfied with the experience and quality of the Interim Management Committee members.

"Gary Kellar was a great CEO who was well respected by everyone in the community," he said.

"We lobbied for him to be appointed interim administrator because of his background and knowledge of Logan City Council...he is someone who will fit in well and understands the daily operations of the council.

Logan City Council's top priority is the 2019/2020 budget which is due to be handed down on June 24.

Mr Shaw said the committee needed to deal with planning and infrastructure pressures.

"The council needs to limit any increase for rates to no higher than CPI," he said.

"They also need to start consulting with the state government over the massive development of this area and organise proper consultation with ratepayers who are facing massive disruptions to their daily lives."

The Interim Management Committee will be in place until Local Government elections are held in March next year.

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