The Management Team

Chief Executive Officer – Paul Sheedy

The primary roles of the Chief Executive Officer are to implement Council policy and be responsible for the overall organisation direction with assistance from the Executive Management team.

Other areas of responsibility include:

  • Citizenships
  • Civic functions
  • Corporate Governance:
    • Agenda/minutes
    • Secretarial support to Elected Members
  • Human Resources (HR)
    • Occupational Safety & Health and Risk Management
  • Intergovernmental liaison
  • Public Relations
  • Regional partnerships


Executive Manager Corporate Services – Susan Stevenson

Areas of responsibility within Corporate Services include:

  • Corporate Governance:
    • Annual Financial Returns
    • Cemeteries – Burials
    • Elections
    • Insurance
    • Local Laws
    • Property Leases
  • Finance
  • Rates & Property
  • Information Technology
  • Integrated Planning
  • Reception/Customer Service
  • Records Management
  • Strategic Financial Planning

Executive Manager Community Services – Michelle Plume

Areas of responsibility within Community Services include:

  • Community Newsletters
  • Community Rangers
  • Community Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Disability Access & Inclusion
  • Emergency Services
  • Libraries
  • Recreation
  • Seniors
  • Shire Community Grants Scheme
  • Tourism
  • Volunteers Support
  • Youth

Executive Manager Engineering and Development Services – Jason Gick

Areas of responsibility within Engineering and Development Services include:

  • Building:
    • Building Approvals and Compliance
    • Swimming Pools
  • Strategic Projects:
    • Strategic Land Use Planning
    • Development of Strategic Projects
    • Strategic Infrastructure Delivery
  • Planning:
    • Development applications
    • Heritage
    • Home occupations
    • Rural Street Numbering
    • Town Planning Scheme amendments
    • Subdivisions & Strata applications
    • Urban landscape
  • Health:
    • Environmental (Community health, noise, dust)
    • Events Management Plans/Approvals
    • Food Premises Inspections
    • Kerbside Waste Collections and Recycling
    • Mosquito Management and Pest Control
    • Water Testing/Sampling
  • Engineering:
    • Asset Management
    • Bridges, Roads, Paths & Drainage
    • Building maintenance
    • Cemeteries – maintenance and grave digging
    • Coastal Facilities
    • Extractive Industries (licensing and management)
    • Fleet Management
    • Natural Resource Land Management
    • Parks, Ovals, Reserves & Playgrounds
    • Playgrounds
    • Development Engineering Approval and Compliance
    • Sustainability
    • Trails
    • Verges and Crossovers
    • Waste Transfer Station