Portfolios to raise council standards

Matthew Reid.
Matthew Reid.

Shire President Matthew Reid said the portfolios were chosen based on each councillors’ strengths and experience.

‘Each person has been given the area because of experience and contacts,’ Mr Reid said.

‘We are bringing more of a corporate level of governance with these portfolios.’

Former shire president Tony Boyle will be responsible for economic developmen, supported by Mark Duperouzel.

Current Shire President Matthew Reid will manage education and health, with support from Pat Hooper.

Denese Smythe will be responsible for heritage, tourism and townscape, supported by David Wallace.

The sporting precinct and recreation will be managed by David Wallace, with support from Pat Hooper.

Structural reform and technology will be managed by Pat Hooper, supported by Matthew Reid

Mark Duperouzel will look after transport and youth, and will be supported by Tony Boyle.

Councillors will work towards goals that aim to enhance the community, and foster relationships between the Shire and key institutions.

‘The goals will be reviewed quarterly and reset annually,’ Mr Reid said.

‘There is more structure and it will set up the council at a gold standard level.’