Plan lacks direction and substance: candidate

Plan lacks direction and substance: candidate

Speaking to councillors at last Monday’s meeting of the Corporate and Community Services Committee, Mr Dickinson said it was a crucial time for Kalamunda.

‘The shire has lost a CEO and a president and so this high-level plan needs to be clear and easy to evaluate, with the right kind of perimeters to test whether the goals are being met,’ Mr Dickinson said.

‘My biggest concern is that the plan lacks clear objectives and milestones.

He said there was no ability to monitor its implementation in the current format.

‘Each section has a table ‘measuring success’ and almost without exception the targets are non-existent or deliberately vague.

‘The targets should be linked to the performance management goals and remuneration of the shire’s CEO and executive directors,’ Mr Dickinson said.

‘It is only through planning and strong monitoring that the shire can deliver the services ratepayers want at a sensible cost.’

Mr Dickinson said if he was elected to represent the shire’s North Ward in the by-election, which closes after a postal ballot on March 27, he would arrange regular meetings in Maida Vale, Gooseberry Hill and Kalamunda so residents could have their say on shire business.

He is one of four candidates for the North Ward vacancy after shire president Don McKecknie’s shock resignation in December. The other candidates are Simon Di Rosso, Shane Bradley and Doug Carpenter.