Di­rec­tor leaves for Fre­man­tle


Joondalup Weekender - - News -

PLAN­NING and sus­tain­abil­ity di­rec­tor Philip St John will leave the City of Wan­neroo later this year to re­turn to the City of Fre­man­tle.

Mr St John left a sim­i­lar po­si­tion at the port city in 2014 to join Wan­neroo, but will re­turn as its chief ex­ec­u­tive in May.

Mr St John said he was hon­oured to have the role.

“Hav­ing re­cently spent eight and a half won­der­ful years at Fre­man­tle in the role of di­rec­tor of plan­ning, I feel like I’m com­ing home to a city I know well and have great af­fec­tion for,” he said.

“Fre­man­tle has a won­der­ful his­tory and is on track for a great fu­ture, so I feel very priv­i­leged to have this op­por­tu­nity.”

Wan­neroo chief ex­ec­u­tive Daniel Simms said the City was sorry to see the di­rec­tor leave, but un­der­stood it was an im­por­tant ca­reer op­por­tu­nity.

“Fre­man­tle will again ben­e­fit from his great strengths, as we have at the City of Wan­neroo,” he said.

“Dur­ing his time with the City, Philip has as­sisted coun­cil in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of our Lo­cal Hous­ing Strat­egy and an im­proved cus­tomer fo­cus to ap­provals and com­pli­ance ac­tiv­i­ties within our plan­ning and sus­tain­abil­ity di­rec­torate.

“The City is work­ing with Phil to de­velop a tran­si­tion and re­place­ment strat­egy to en­sure the plan­ning and sus­tain­abil­ity di­rec­torate’s key fo­cus ar­eas re­main a pri­or­ity.”

Philip St John.

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