Council’s General Manager, Leanne Barnes is responsible for the implementation of Council’s policies as well as the administration and management of all Council day-to-day business. The General Manager reports to the Council (Councillors).
The General Manager is supported in the role by four group managers and an executive manager. These managers report to the General Manager and form the Leadership and Executive Group. The group is fondly referred to as LEG by staff.
Key Responsibilities: Leadership group; Strategy; External liaison; Secretariat; Civic functions; Councillors; Governance; Probity; Conduct; Internal audit.
Key Responsibilities: Government Information & Privacy Act (GIPA); Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA); Public Officer; Records; Policies & Procedures; Local Emergency Management; Councillor support & Civic Functions; Elections; Organisation development; Work Health and Safety (WHS); Enterprise Risk & Internal Audit; Insurance.
Key Responsibilities: Communication & Media; Customer Service; Libraries; Regional Gallery; Community Development; Brighter Futures; Ageing & Disability; Volunteering & Cemeteries; Bandara Children's Services; Eden Preschool; Eden Child Care Centre; Mobile Preschool; Sapphire Aquatic Centre & Pools; Lifeguards; Sports Facilities & Infrastructure.
Key Responsibilities: Airport; Bus Shelters; SES / RFS Services; Wharves, Boat Ramps & Jetties; Plant & Fleet; Quarry; Depot; Private Works; Public Amenities; Roads; Waste & Recycling; Water & Sewer.
Key Responsibilities: Land Use Policy & Planning; Heritage Conservation; Development Assessment; Building Certification; Environmental Health; Rangers; Environmental Policy & Planning; Environmental Audit; Biodiversity & Vegetation.
Key Responsibilities: Integrated Planning & Reporting; Property Services; Rates & Charges; Pay & Conditions; Supply; Financial Management; Business Growth; Information & Communications Technology (ICT); Workers Compensation; Recruitment; Training coordination.
• Planning and managing the urban environment
• Preserving heritage sites
• Consulting with the community about its needs
• Developing long term strategic plans for Council and the Shire