Wednesday, 9 January 2019
City of Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood:
Have you met with Adem Somyurek to discuss the ongoing presence of monitors at the City of Greater
If not, when do you expect to meet with Mr Somyurek?
As soon as the Minister is available – the request has been sent.
In your view, is it necessary for the monitors to remain in place until the 2020 council elections?
This is a decision for the State Government. I believe that as a council we needed to demonstrate through
our actions that the monitors are no longer needed in Geelong, and give the State Government a strong
evidenced-based reason to withdraw the monitors. And I think we have done that.