UPDATE | Council cancels controversial Christmas party plans
Monash Council has cancelled its lavish Christmas party due to be held on the beach at Elwood.
In a controversial move, the council had organised its staff Christmas party at Sails on the Bay – outside the council municipality – at a cost of $100 per head.
When asked by Tom Elliott why the council wouldn’t have its party at a Monash establishment, Mayor Cr Paul Klisaris said that criticism was “unfair”.
But the party was cancelled just days later.
In a statement, Monash confirmed the money that would have been spent on the party would now be given to a local charity group.