General Manager & Senior Staff
The management team is responsible to the Council for the efficient and effective operation of Council, and their respective principal activities are:
Mr. Jim Montague PSM
Head of staff and chief executive, under the 1993 Local Government Act responsible for the day-to-day management of the Council.
Jim Montague's career in local government began at Leichhardt Council on 16 August 1965. In 1982, he was appointed to the position of Town Clerk in the then Canterbury Municipal Council and in 1993, he was appointed Canterbury City Council's first General Manager.
In recognition for his outstanding service and dedication to local government, he was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2006. 2014 marks his 32nd year as the General Manager for the City of Canterbury.
Director of Corporate Services
Mr. Andy Sammut
- Corporate Administration
- Human Resources and OH&S
- Property and Legal Service
- Information Technology
- Financial Services
- Risk Management
- Social Planning & Community Development
- Children's Services
- Library Services
- Customer Service and Records
Provides support to Councillors and Council staff, as well as a range of services to the community. Iincludes Council meetings, Agendas and Business Papers, managing our correspondence and records system, and customer service and IT systems.
The Financial Services section handles all of our finances. Community Services include children's services and libraries, community information and programs to specific communities such as youth and seniors.
Director of City Works
Mr. Wayne Cooper
- Emergency Services
- Technical Support
- Waste & Cleansing
Focusses on infrastructure maintenance and City appearance. These matters are identified as priorities following extensive community consultation carried out in early 2000.
The maintenance of infrastructure and improvements to the City's appearance are still community priorities.
Director of City Planning
Mr. Marcelo Occhiuzzi
- Strategic Planning
- Statutory Planning
- Mapping and Graphics
- Statutory Health and Building
- Health and Environmental Education
Provides services in the regulation and management of change to the built, natural and human environments.
Included are the assessing of development proposals, regulation of traffic/parking, health and amenity matters, developing policies related to strategic land use planning, urban design, environmental sustainability and town centres co-ordination.
In order to more fully describe what 'a great place to live and work' means, we have formed a picture of the future for the City. This picture is described around five themes that have emerged from what the community has told us over the past few years through committees, forums and surveys. Strategic Objectives have been established to describe the things we want to achieve in relation to each theme over the next three years.
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