Sunday, July 9, 2017

Infrastructure and Development Services manager

COUNCILLORS were recently informed of the appointment of Richard Blackwell as the council's  Executive Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services. This position was funded in last year's council budget.

The following information has been provided to councillors:
"The Executive Manager Infrastructure and Development Services is a senior leadership position responsible for the overall management of the Infrastructure and Development Services functions of Council including:
  • Asset Management Planning
  • Infrastructure Maintenance 
  • Waste Management
  • Land Use Planning, Building, Plumbing & Environmental Health functions
  • Animal Control and Regulatory functions
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Emergency Management
"Richard moves from Glenorchy City Council, bringing a broad knowledge and understanding of cross council matters.  He has wide and varied understanding of many sectors of Local Government, ranging from land owner and property administration; construction and project management; capital works delivery; and facets of development services.

"He is accredited and licensed as a builder and building designer with the Department of Justice, having completed bachelor degree in Environmental Design, Post Graduate in Architecture; and a Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

"Richard has a background in community consultation and participation, deriving and delivering projects and participating in numerous committees.  He is a current member of the Industry Policy Committee with the Housing Industry Association which covers areas of environment, planning and development; technical matters; industrial relations; and legal matters.

"Richard will commence on Monday 24 July 2017."
Welcome, Richard.

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