Administrator to run broken Vic council

Carly Waters

An administrator has been appointed to oversee Whittlesea council after years of infighting.

Lydia Wilson was appointed interim administrator of the council in Melbourne's outer north on Friday.

Ms Wilson will fill the role for 90 days, until a panel of three permanent administrators is appointed.

The panel will be the council until elections in October 2024.

Legislation to dump the council was passed in state parliament on Thursday after Yehudi Blacher, who was appointed to scrutinise the council in December, found it "broken by years of internal division, factionalism, personality conflicts and bitter legacies of perceived betrayals"

Ms Wilson was chief executive at the City of Manningham for six years until 2012, and also served as chief executive of the Macedon Ranges Shire and City of Yarra councils.