Rowan signs on for an­other five years

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

Long time Berrigan Shire gen­eral man­ager Rowan Perkins (pic­tured) has agreed to a five year con­tract ex­ten­sion.

The five year con­tract, start­ing next February, was ap­proved by coun­cil­lors at their Septem­ber meet­ing.

Mr Perkins started work­ing with Berrigan Shire Coun­cil in 1994 as direc­tor cor­po­rate ser­vices, be­fore tak­ing the po­si­tion as gen­eral man­ager in 1998.

He said he is look­ing for­ward to at least an­other five years with Berrigan Shire.

‘‘I have al­ways en­joyed work­ing for the coun­cil; it’s al­ways been proac­tive and pro­fes­sional,’’ he said.

‘‘The coun­cil has been pre­pared to take risks when it has to and the coun­cil­lors have al­ways worked well as a team.

‘‘The staff have been good to me and have sup­ported me well.’’

In al­most 20 years at the helm of the coun­cil’s staff, Mr Perkins said he has has over­seen many de­ci­sions to help im­prove the life­style of the shire’s res­i­dents.

‘‘We have rad­i­cally im­proved roads, kerbs, guttering and recre­ational re­serves,’’ he said.

‘‘I think we’re a good per­former with our de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions, and we’ve al­ways had good pop­u­la­tion growth.

‘‘One re­cent big tick was avoid­ing a merger with other coun­cils, con­sid­er­ing al­most ev­ery coun­cil that sur­rounds us was amal­ga­mated.’’

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