Melville not on a State Government financial watchlist

Misinformation has recently circulated on social media stating the City is on a State Government ‘watch list’ of local councils that are not producing adequate financial reports and information.

A list was also circulated which did not infact relate to this issue and was falsely represented (as confirmed by the Department of Local Government).

Within Report 12 Improving Local Government Accountability by the Public Accounts Committee, Legislative Assembly, page 39 provides the 2014-2015 Risk Profile Results which gives a clear classification of 55 of 138 local governments that show an element of risk following the Auditing of Financial Statements.

The City of Melvile is not on this list.