Cr Chamonix Terblanche's approved leave of absence

The City of Cockburn's response to PerthNow Cockburn on 13 & 14 December about Cr Chamonix Terblanche's approved leave of absence

Question: What is the approved leave of absence duration for Cr Terblanche?
Answer:
No more than six consecutive ordinary meetings.
 
Question: What are some of the reasons behind her request?
Answer:
 Personal reasons including relocating to Queensland for her children’s education.
 
Question: The Councillor mentioned she will be in QLD during that time. Is this correct?
Answer
: As above.
 
Question: How many months of leave were taken by the Cr in 2021?
Answer:
Please see the two attached records (below) of Elected Member meeting attendance in 2020-21 and 2021-2022.
 
Question: Is there any requirements listed in the LG Act that prohibit councillors from taking extended periods of leave?
Answer
: Section 2.25 LGA 1995

Question: What is the the exact start and end of the annual leave period?
Answer:
 9 February 2022 to 18 July 2022.
  

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