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Mayor Debbie Wisby stands down

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A local mayor on Tasmania's East Coast has resigned amid growing criticism.

Halfway through her four-year term, Debbie Wisby has quit Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, which last month was issued a performance improvement direction by the state government, over concerns its management asset plans were in breach of the Local Government Act.

The outgoing mayor says the constant attacks were impacting her health and wellbeing.

"I have been worn down by constant criticism and lack of support from the Local Government Division," she said in a statement.

It's the latest in a string of setbacks for the coastal municipality, which is expected to have racked up a debt of 2.4 million dollars for the 2020-21 financial year and has been plagued by allegations of bullying and harrassment among councillors.

“I recognise the council has been working hard to improve its approach to governance and has developed and adopted a Statement of Expectations reflecting the obligations on councillors to undertake their roles in accordance with the Act,” Local Government Minister Mark Shelton said last month when issuing the improvement direction.