Due to the regulations around the COVID-19 pandemic,
the following Council services are currently suspended/not accessible.

 ❌ No face to face service at the Moree Customer Service Centre
 ❌ Mungindi CTC (including library operations)
 ❌ Toilet Amenities (Exemption Balo Street, Moree)
 ❌ The Dhiiyaan Centre
 ❌ Camping Grounds/Caravan Parks
 ❌ Child Restraint Hire
 ❌ Halls
 ❌ Moree Markets  ❌ Parks/Ovals
 ❌ Big Sky Libraries  ❌ Pools
 ❌ BAMM (Moree Gallery)  ❌ RV Friendly
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Introducing Our Management Team

    General Manager Lester Rodgers

    Lester Rodgers

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

 

 Director of Planning and Community Development Angus Witherby Director of Engineering Ian Dinham

Angus Witherby

Ian Dinham

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

 

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

General Manager

Lester Rodgers

Lester Rodgers has been with Council for more than 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

Ian Dinham

Ian Dinham joined Council in November 2011. He has worked in Local Government for the past 35 years, serving at Clarence Valley and the former Maclean Shire as well as with the former Clarence River County Council - Floodplain Management Authority.

The Engineering Department manages the bulk of Council’s assets; in particular, roads, public reserves, parks and gardens and cemeteries as well as providing a Weight of Loads service to the region and a design service to Council.

Ian holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of NSW and a Business Management Certificate as well as a Local Government Engineer's Certificate.

 

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.

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