Hoare’s up for chal­lenge

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

About four months af­ter the last in­fra­struc­ture boss de­parted Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil, a new one has taken up the post.

The coun­cil’s new city en­gi­neer, Phillip Hoare, started in the ex­ec­u­tive role last week.

It is a re­turn of sorts, with Mr Hoare hav­ing worked in the for­mer City of Shep­par­ton dur­ing the 1980s and ’90s.

Mr Hoare re­turns to lo­cal gov­ern­ment fol­low­ing more than two decades in the wa­ter in­dus­try, in par­tic­u­lar with Goul­burn-Murray Wa­ter.

‘‘I have a strong affin­ity and con­nec­tion to the re­gion and a pas­sion to en­sure it is an en­joy­able, safe and pros­per­ous place to live,’’ Mr Hoare said.

‘‘I am com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing the in­fra­struc­ture direc­torate is vi­brant, for­ward think­ing and cus­tomer fo­cused and that the team are proud of the ser­vices they pro­vide to the com­mu­nity.

‘‘These ser­vices need to be in­no­va­tive, ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient and meet the com­mu­nity’s ex­pec­ta­tions.’’

In late May it was re­vealed for­mer in­fra­struc­ture di­rec­tor Steve Bow­maker was no longer with the coun­cil.

But the coun­cil had pro­vided lit­tle de­tail on the cir­cum­stances around his de­par­ture.

Mr Bow­maker had been in­fra­struc­ture di­rec­tor since 2012, when he re­placed cur­rent chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Har­riott in the po­si­tion.

Mike Freeman had been serv­ing as act­ing in­fra­struc­ture di­rec­tor.

Phillip Hoare

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