City of Canning: aged care report to be pushed back again

City of Canning: aged care report to be pushed back again

A REPORT into the future of aged care in the City of Canning will not be submitted to council at tomorrow’s ordinary meeting.

It is the second delay in the tabling of the report, which was first pushed back to August from July in June because of the number of public submissions received.

In May, the City released a review into council-managed aged and disability services in response to a changed in the Federal funding model.

A public submissions period attracted more than 170 public submissions.

City chief executive Arthur Kyron gave no new reason for the second delay, but said the comprehensive analysis of data was imperative for future decisions.

“To ensure council is able to make a fully informed decision the City is analysing all the information that has been gathered including the responses from the community,” he said.

“This analysis cannot be rushed as it is an incredibly important part of the project that will ultimately form part of the council report.”

Mr Kyron said it was unlikely a special council meeting would be called to submit the report to council.

“The report will be submitted to an ordinary council meeting following completion of the preparatory work,” he said.

He said there were no other updates on the reform.