Senior Staff

Council’s General Manager is responsible for the actioning of Council’s decisions, supporting Council, organisational leadership, structure and performance as well as environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Responsible to the General Manager are the Managers who lead our Corporate, Economic and Community and Infrastructure and Development Divisions.

The General Manager and Managers support the Council in determining strategic direction for our Shire, and are responsible for ensuring that the organisation is meeting its obligations.

Mr Jeff Sowiak
General Manager

Primary Functions: Shire Manager, Co-ordinate civic activities (including meeting processes), legislative compliance, policy development and public relations.

Jeff commenced with Balranald Shire on 26 April 2022, and has over 40 years of Local Government experience as a senior manager at Councils across Australia.

Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Local Government Administration, a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting, a Certificate as a local Government Clerk and he is a fellow of the Local Government Professionals Australia.

Jeff brings a high level of professionalism, innovation, openness and a strong background in management from a broad spectrum of organisations as he has worked in both remote as well as larger urban centres.

Jeff Sowiak – Disclosure of Interest – Pecuniary Interest – April 2022

Address:
PO Box 120, Balranald NSW 2715
Phone:
03 5020 1300
Executive Manager – Engineering – Kerry Jones
Director Infrastructure and Development

Primary Functions: Infrastructure Management, Parks and Recreation, Waste Management,

Planning and Regulatory Services, Strategic Planning, Development Assessment,

Building Inspections, Environmental Health, Fire Prevention, Animal Management and Parking Control.

Address:
PO Box 120, Balranald NSW 2715
Phone:
03 5020 1300