To facilitate a vibrant, sustainable and liveable South East Region.



A proud, thriving and inclusive South East Community.




We work in good faith, are honest and forthcoming and take accountability for our decisions.


We work cohesively as one Council, supporting our community and each other to achieve better outcomes.


We listen to and consider the opinions and input of each person and acknowledge each other’s contribution.


We are committed to finding new solutions, adapting to change and continuously improving in order to deliver the best outcomes for the community.


Council Structure

General Manager: Robert Higgins

The General Manager is responsible for the overall management and delivery of Council’s services.

Manager Finance and Information:

Stephanie Gunn

The Department of Finance and Information is responsible for internal support in the functions of finance administration, information technology and communication and information management. Detailed functions are:

  • Financial Management
  • Account Receivables and Payables
  • Financial Reporting and Systems
  • Insurances
  • Raising and Collection of Rates
  • Information and Communication Technology Systems and Support
  • Fleet Management

The role of this Department is to provide strategic and operational financial functions to effectively allocate and monitor our community’s assets.

Russel Fox

Manager Engineering and Regulatory Services:

Russell Fox

The Engineering and Regulatory Services Department is responsible for operating and maintaining the Council’s services and infrastructure in the following areas:  

  • Animal Management
  • Asset Management
  • Building Control
  • Development Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Parks and Reserves
  • Plumbing Services
  • Project Management
  • Roads and Footpaths
  • Stormwater Systems
  • Waste Management
  • Works Operations.

The Department develops new infrastructure to meet the requirements generated by growth and changing standards.

Jess Radford

Manager HR, Customer and Community Service:

Jess Radford

The HR, Customer and Community Services department maintains services in the following areas:

  •  Communications
  • Community Services
  • Corporate Administration
  • Customer and Business Support
  • Events, Human Resources
  • Information Management
  • Management of Council Facilities and Leases
  • Payroll.