Resolution of Legal Action
Mayor Carol Cox announced today that Flinders Council and former General Manager, Raoul Harper, had resolved legal action that had arisen from the termination of Mr Harper’s contract of employment in mid-2016.
Mayor Cox stated,
“Mr Harper’s work for the Council accomplished increased economic growth, improved governance standards, and served to promote Flinders as a can-do place that is open to Investment.
There has been huge investment in Flinders over recent years and Mr Harper played a significant role in this success, by positioning Flinders as a place of potential growth and economic development.”
Mayor Cox referring to Mr Harper’s exit from Council commented that, “…it was becoming evident that the working relationship between some Councillors and the General manager was not as productive as it could be and this culminated in the separation of Council and Raoul Harper in 2016.”
Mayor Cox said that she was pleased that the matter had resolved and wished Mr Harper all the best in his future endeavours.
Mr Harper indicated today he was relieved that the matter had resolved to his satisfaction, saying
“It has been a difficult time, personally and professionally, and I am grateful for the support given to me by the Flinders Community, the Council staff, and my family and friends.
I was proud to call Flinders my home for seven years and want to wish the Island all the very best for the future. Flinders is one of the jewels in Tasmania’s crown and I have no doubt that in time, its enormous potential will be further realised.”