Chair Of Mount Buller Resort Management Board Resigns

Chair Of Mount Buller Resort Management Board Resigns

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

Ombudsman Report Into Mount Buller And Mount Stirling Board

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government has accepted the resignation of the Chair of the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Resort Management Board.

Last week, the Victorian Ombudsman released a report into allegations of improper conduct by officers of the Board.

Victorian Ombudsman’s report implicated officers of the resort in the misuse of public funds and public resources.

“Victorians deserve to have full confidence in the management of our Alpine resorts.” Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said.

“We are taking the action needed to respond to the Ombudsman’s report and I expect the board to implement all recommendations made.

“It’s clear the actions and oversight lapses detailed in this report fall well short of the expected standards.” Minister D’Ambrosio said.

Upon receiving the Ombudsman’s report, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio immediately initiated a show cause process to determine if the Chair and the Board should remain in their positions.

Minister D’Ambrosio is satisfied that no remaining members of the Board have engaged in improper conduct and that the remaining members will implement all recommendations made by the Ombudsman.

Minister D’Ambrosio has asked the Board to thoroughly review the findings and determine whether the CEO and other employees are fit to continue.

In addition, the Board has been asked to review all leases and other proposals currently under consideration to ensure the board’s recommendations meets all relevant probity and conflict of interest management tests.

State Government is currently considering a new governance model for the Alpine sector and the lessons learned from this review will be considered in shaping the new model.