After a busy 18 months as Kiama Council’s Director Environmental Service, Linda Davis is to leave to take up the role of Director Planning and Environment with Woolongong Council.
“I cannot overstate Linda’s contribution to our Council and community, at a time when we were in need of her peerless planning skills and experience,” says General Manager Kerry McMurray.
“Linda has led numerous projects that will benefit our Municipality for decades to come, such as the Local Strategic Planning Statement, Town Centre Study, Community Participation Plan and rewriting our Heritage DCP to include Pheasant Point.
“She has proven a great asset to our community, not just for her world-class planning brain, but being willing to get ‘in the trenches’ and help our residents and community groups get to grips with the often complex world of planning.”
Apart from her planning and regulatory responsibilities, Ms Davis also has charge of community services, which includes the library and youth services, and holds the position of Deputy General Manager.
Ms Davis has praised the work of her colleagues.
“I have no doubt the staff at Kiama Council will succeed in making Kiama an even better place to live and work in the coming years.
“I’ve enjoyed the collaborative spirit of what is a very progressive and collegial team, from the leadership group right through to our front line staff.
“I am certain our community will soon experience the full benefits of the transformation that we’ve started under Kerry’s leadership.
“It has been an exciting time being involved with staff at all levels of council, in improving our systems, processes and strategic planning initiatives.”
Ms Davis will finish work on 11 October. Council is currently making interim arrangements, pending recruitment of a new director in coming months.