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Local Government operates at the heart of our communities. The work it does is vital to the future success of our regions and our people.
Councils and Shires are responsible for everything from managing major assets such as airports, engineering roads and bridges, ensuring environmental sustainability, planning housing and open spaces, developing local tourism initiatives, running leisure facilities and community programmes, and much more.
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Introducing Paul Edwards – Team Leader Work Health & Safety at Snowy Monaro Regional Council. We recently caught up with Paul to discuss his move to the spectacular Snowy Monaro region in NSW, and his career pivot to a new challenge in local government. Q. You’re new to this beautiful region. Can you tell us…
Energized to continue getting better
Introducing Becky Saywell, Communications Manager – City of Palmerston Sixteen years ago, Becky Saywell’s career in Tourism brought her to the vast and magnificent Northern Territory. Based in Brisbane at the time, Becky had the opportunity to travel to the region and discover more about the amazing location she was selling. And once she did,…
Taking a natural step in-house
Introducing Brooke Heath, Digital Engagement and Marketing Coordinator at MidCoast Council New to Local Government, marketing professional Brooke Health talks to us about what led her to MidCoast Council, her observations of working in a council environment and her aspirations for the council’s newly formed Digital Engagement and Marketing department. Q. Are you able to…
Climbing Mountains and Career Success
Introducing Maree Knight and Georgia Exton – Moree Plains Shire Council The Shire of Moree Plains, located on the New South Wales and Queensland border, is one of the largest Local Government areas within New South Wales. Moree Plains Shire Council Library staff members Maree Knight and Georgia Exton have both recently finished their probationary periods, and chat to…
Grab it and Go with a career in Local Government
We recently caught up with James Allan, Construction Overseer for Bathurst Regional Council to find out more about his journey from Labourer, to overseeing the construction and maintenance of the bridge, drainage and road infrastructure for the entire Bathurst region. Read on and be inspired by James’s astounding career journey, discover why he believes local…
From Idaho to Orange; a journey back to the country
Q&A with Mike Collett, Arborist – Orange City Council With its spectacular tree-lined streets, European-themed parklands, and stunning array of native Australian tress, Orange provides an inspired workplace for Arborist, Mike Collett. We recently caught up with Mike and discussed his journey to NSW’s Central West region, and why he believes local government is the…
A change of career with no regrets
Q&A with Hannah Booth, Records and Communications Co-Ordinator, Oberon Council. Meet Hannah Booth, a self-described born and bred Central West girl who has found her place in Local Government. Q. Can you describe your career background and what led you to Oberon Council? A. I’m from Bathurst originally, and after I got my Advanced Diploma…
A varied career path leads to a broad role with community at its heart
Introducing Jon Shillito, Director – Environment, Tourism and Economic Development, Lachlan Shire Council. When Jon Shillito’s career journey brought him back to Local Government after several years working in the private sector, he immediately noticed the increased level of community engagement through the integrated planning and reporting requirements and the development of community strategic plans.…
Creating a Safer Oberon for all
Introducing Rebecca Burgess – Work, Health, Safety and Risk Co-Ordinator, Oberon Council Originally from Sydney, Rebecca Burgess shifted to Oberon in the Central West of NSW 18 years ago with her husband and daughter. She had spent time in the region at her parent’s weekender and like her husband, Rebecca welcomed the idea of living…
Discover an Easier Life without Career Compromise in Central West NSW
Q&A with Jessica Wilkinson, Manager Economic Development – Bathurst Regional Council From enjoying an easier life and in her most rewarding role, Jessica talks us through the career journey that led her back home to the Central West and an inspired career in local government. Read on and discover Jessica’s thoughts on the biggest misconception…
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