Government response to Sunbury-Hume
Transition auditors' report
On 23 October 2015, the Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins announced
the government had accepted the advice of independent Transition Auditors
appointed to examine the proposed separation of Sunbury from the City of Hume.
Transition Auditors' report [PDF File - 3.1 MB]
In September 2014, the former Victorian Government appointed a Local Government (Sunbury out of Hume City Council) Panel to provide recommendations on the establishment of a new municipality from within the boundaries of the current Hume City Council.
The panel's appointment and report followed the Sunbury Poll in October 2013. The
results of the poll are available on the Victorian
Electoral Commission's (VEC) website.
In March 2015 the new Minister
for Local Government announced the appointment of retired Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Frank
Vincent QC AO and experienced local government practitioner, Mr John Watson as
transition auditors to undertake an review to address all of the outstanding issues identified
with the separation of Sunbury from Hume City Council.
The Transition Auditors were appointed on 2 April 2015 under section
220A(a) of the Local Government Act 1989.
On 14 April 2015, an Order in Council was made
delaying the constitution of a new Sunbury City Council until 1 July 2016 to
enable the transition auditors to review the separation.
Further to an extensive local community information
and engagement program, the auditors presented their report to the Minister in
Other reports: Financial Analysis: Sunbury out of Hume Options 5 and 6 [PDF File - 1.9 MB] or Financial Analysis: Sunbury out of Hume Options 5 and 6 (accessible version) [MS Word Document - 2.5 MB]