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Introducing Our Management Team

聽聽聽聽General Manager Lester Rodgers

聽聽聽 Lester Rodgers

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

Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby Alan Lawrance Acting Director of Engineering

Angus Witherby

Acting - Alan Lawrance

Director of Planning and Community Development Director of Engineering Services
路 Biosecurity 路聽Airports
路聽Building Asset Maintenance 路聽Asset Maintenance of Water and Sewerage Assets
路聽Building Services 路聽Asset Management
路聽Community Services and Facilities 路聽Cemeteries
路聽Economic Development 路 Daily Water Testing
路聽Environmental Health 路聽Depots
路聽Environmental Planning 路聽Emergency Services
路聽Landfill Disposal Sites 路聽Gravel Pits
路聽Liquid Trade Waste Regulations 路聽Parks and Open Space
路 Provision of Domestic and Commercial Waste 路聽Plant Management (small)
聽 Removal and Recycling 路聽Road Safety
路聽Tourism Moree 路聽Roads and Bridges
路聽Sewerage Transport and Treatment
路聽Stormwater and Floodplains
路聽Traffic and Street Lighting
路聽Water Supply Services
路聽Weight of Loads

Director of Corporate Services
路聽Big Sky Libraries
路聽Customer Service
路聽Gwydir Day Care and Preschool
路聽Information Services
路聽Moree Community Library
路聽Moree Plains Gallery
路聽Plant Management (large)
路聽Risk Management
路聽Shire Pools

General Manager

Lester Rodgers

Lester Rodgers has been with Council for more than聽30 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

Acting - Alan Lawrance

Director of Corporate Services

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.