Organisation structure


Our Council services are provided by four directorates that report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

If you wish to contact particular departments or individual staff members, please ring our general phone number (03) 5422 0333. 

Our customer service staff will happily direct your call to the appropriate person.

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer—Margot Stork

Manager Organisational Development—David McLean

  • Human resources
  • Performance improvements
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Risk management

Manager Council and Customer Service—Stephen Mahon

  • Customer service
  • Governance and Council support
  • Public relations & communications 

Planning and Environment

Director Planning and Environment—Angela Hughes

Manager Strategic Planning and EnvironmentSuzane Becker

  • Sustainability programs
  • Environment/conservation services
  • Strategic land use planning
  • Planning and environment policy

Manager Planning and DevelopmentRick Traficante

  • Statutory planning
  • Building services
  • Planning compliance

Manager Economic Development and TourismSusan La Greca

  • Economic development research/strategies
  • Event assistance
  • Visitor Information Centre management
  • Business support programs
  • Airfield

Corporate Services

Director Corporate Services—John Hausler

Contract Coordinator—Corinne Farley

Manager FinanceLeon den Dryver

  • Payroll
  • Accounts payable
  • Management accounting
  • Property and valuations
  • Rates
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts receivable

Manager Information Technology and CommunicationsMaureen Trezise

  • Information technology
  • Records management
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Community Wellbeing

Director Community Wellbeing—Karen Stevens

Manager Recreation and SportRod Clough

  • Recreation development
  • Leisure facilities
  • Aquatic facilities
  • Hanging Rock Reserve
  • Healthy communities

Manager Community ServicesFiona Alexander

  • Early years services
  • Maternal and child health
  • Community support
  • Healthy ageing and engagement
  • Rural access

Manager Community and CultureJill Karena

  • Community development
  • Youth development
  • Emergency recovery management
  • Community places and partnerships
  • Libraries, arts and culture

Assets and Operations

Director Assets and Operations—Dale Thornton

Manager Operations—Gary Randhawa

  • Parks maintenance
  • Road construction/maintenance
  • Waste management
  • Waste facility operations
  • Plant and depot management
  • Quarry operations
  • Saleyards
  • Fleet management
  • Asset protection approvals
  • Developer supervision

Manager Engineering and Projects—Matthew Irving

  • Asset management
  • Building maintenance
  • Street lighting
  • Civil design
  • Traffic & drainage
  • Planning referrals
  • Asset protection approvals
  • Capital works
  • Engineering planning
  • Infrastructure planning 

Manager Community Safety—Anne-Louise Lindner

  •  Local laws
  • Environmental health
  • Fire/emergency management