The Commissioners do not intend to debate the details associated with its decision to terminate Mr Mileham’s employment in the media, except to say the Commissioners made a decision consistent with their mandate to act in the best interests of the City. 

Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said after eight months performing the role of Council and watching closely the functioning of the City, the Commissioners deemed it necessary to introduce new leadership. 
“Mr Mileham’s employment was terminated with 12 months’ notice and all his entitlements in accordance with the provisions of his employment contract, and the Local Government Act 1995,” Commissioner Lumsden said.
Commissioners are disappointed that Mr Mileham has chosen to make allegations and threats in the media against the City, which the Commissioners reject.  Given he has stated an intention to take legal action, which will be firmly defended, it is all the more necessary for the Commissioners to limit their comments in the media.

Issued by: Michael Holland, Senior Media Advisor, 9461 3425,