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How Council Works

Introducing Our Management Team

    General Manager Lester Rodgers

    Lester Rodgers

General Manager
FUNCTIONS
· Communications of Council Programs and Services · Human Resources
· Effective Operation of Council · Integrated Planning and Reporting
· Executive Project Delivery · Payroll
  · Workplace Health and Safety 

 

 Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby

 Director of Engineering Ian Dinham

Angus Witherby

Ian Dinham

Director of Planning and Community Development Director of Engineering Services
FUNCTIONS FUNCTIONS
· Building Asset Maintenance · Airports
· Building Services · Asset Management
· Community Services and Facilities · Cemeteries
· Economic Development · Depots
· Environmental Health · Emergency Services
· Environmental Planning · Gravel Pits
· Landfill Disposal Sites · Parks and Open Space
· Liquid Trade Waste Regulations · Plant Management (small)
· Noxious Weeds · Road Safety
· Provision of Domestic and Commercial Waste
  Removal and Recycling
· Roads and Bridges
  · Stormwater and Floodplains
  · Traffic and Street Lighting
  · Weight of Loads
   
Director of Corporate Services Mitchell Johnson  

 Mitchell Johnson

Currently Vacant

Director of Corporate Services Water and Sewer Manager
FUNCTIONS   FUNCTIONS
· Big Sky Libraries  ·Daily Water Testing
· Customer Service · Sewerage Transport and Treatment
· Finance · Water Supply Services
· Gwydir Day Care and Preschool · Asset maintenance of Water and Sewerage Assets
· Information Services  
· Moree Community Library  
· Moree Plains Gallery  
· Plant Management (large)  
· Records  
· Risk Management  
· Shire Pools  
· Stores  
· Tourism Moree  
   

General Manager

Lester Rodgers

Lester Rodgers has been with Council for more than 25 years. He commenced the role as General Manager on 22 May 2015 and was formerly the Director of Planning and Development (now known as Planning and Community Development).

As the General Manager, Lester oversees the functions of the entire Council, with the support of the Executive Team, to ensure the objectives outlined in the Community Strategic Plan can be achieved.

Lester holds a Diploma in Applied Science majoring in public health, environmental health and building services. He also holds national accreditations as a building surveyor with the Building Surveyors and Allied Professionals Board (BSAP), the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS), and A1 level certification as an accredited certifier with the NSW Government Building Professionals Board.

 

Director of Engineering Services

Ian Dinham

Ian Dinham joined Council in November 2011. He has worked in Local Government for the past 35 years, serving at Clarence Valley and the former Maclean Shire as well as with the former Clarence River County Council - Floodplain Management Authority.

The Engineering Department manages the bulk of Council’s assets; in particular, roads, public reserves, parks and gardens and cemeteries as well as providing a Weight of Loads service to the region and a design service to Council.

Ian holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of NSW and a Business Management Certificate as well as a Local Government Engineer's Certificate.

 

Director of Corporate Services

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell joined Council in 2004 and has more than 19 years of Local Government experience, having previously worked at Bathurst City Council and Byron Shire Council. Mitchell’s background is in Accounting and Financial Services and his current Directorate includes finance, legal, property management, shire pools, library services and Gwydir Day Care and Preschool.

Mitchell is a local Gamilaroi man who is very passionate about Moree. He also is involved in the community through his various sporting and other interests.

Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in Business Administration, both attained from Southern Cross University, and is a member of Local Government Managers Australia.

 

Water and Waste Manager

Currently vacant

 

Director of Planning and Community Development

Angus Witherby

Angus Witherby has been employed by Council since June 2015. He was previously involved with Council as a consultant for 14 years and has been involved with local government since 1984 when he started his local government career with Shellharbour Council.

Angus coordinates a diverse range of portfolios within the Department. He, with his team, is responsible for public health, environmental health, development assessment, building approvals, land use policy and planning, compliance functions, economic development, community development, community events, ranger and weeds services and building maintenance.

Angus holds a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Economics. He is a fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Certified Practising Planner. He has taught and researched in the tertiary sector including in planning, and transportation planning. He is a former Director of the Centre for Local Government at UNE focusing on local government reform. He also has extensive private sector experience as a planner.