Town only one not to give feedback

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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The Town of Port Hedland has blamed an “administrative error” in failing to provide feedback to the Pilbara Regional Council on Pilbara matters, as revealed by council minutes in December.

At the October meeting of the PRC, it was agreed chief executive Tony Friday would seek feedback on the WA Local Government Association State council agenda from the four Pilbara local Governments.

In the December PRC meeting, it was revealed the Town was the only local government member not to have responded to the call for feedback.

Mr Friday said while there were regular communication ex- changes between the PRC and local governments, responses depended on the importance to each local government.

“If it is a matter of regional importance, then yes, it would be unusual for a PRC member local government not to respond,” he said.

When asked why the Town had not responded to the WALGA request for feedback, Mayor Camilo Blanco said he did not receive the email.

Mr Blanco also said the Town responded swiftly in writing to the PRC following the Telegraph’s enquiries.

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