New shire di­rec­tor

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Baw Baw Shire has ap­pointed Yas­min Woods as its new plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor.

Ms Woods took over the role yes­ter­day. She re­places Matthew Cripps who left the or­gan­i­sa­tion in July.

Ms Woods has more than 25 year’s ex­pe­ri­ence in lo­cal govern­ment in statu­tory and strate­gic plan­ning, project man­age­ment, ur­ban de­sign, val­u­a­tions and prop­erty man­age­ment, coastal and her­itage plan­ning and man­age­ment of a con­sid­er­able as­set con­ver­sion pro­gram.

Her most re­cent role was ex­ec­u­tive man­ager of prop­erty and strat­egy at Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula Shire Coun­cil.

Her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­volved man­age­ment of an $11 mil­lion an­nual bud­get, over­sight of a $200 mil­lion prop­erty port­fo­lio, fa­cil­ity man­age­ment of more than 124 com­mu­nity halls and sports pavil­ions, and lead­er­ship of 32 staff.

Ms Woods also has a Bach­e­lor of Com­merce and is cur­rently com­plet­ing her Mas­ter of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Ms Woods will lead teams in strate­gic and statu­tory plan­ning, build­ing and reg­u­la­tory ser­vices, emer­gency man­age­ment, environment, pub­lic health, arts, cul­ture and events.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ali­son Leighton said Ms Woods was known for her col­lab­o­ra­tive lead­er­ship style, abil­ity to trans­form per­for­mance through em­pow­er­ing teams and out­stand­ing stake­holder man­age­ment and cus­tomer re­la­tion­ship skills.

“Fol­low­ing an ex­ten­sive and rig­or­ous re­cruit­ment process, Yas­min was the clear choice for the role. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing her to Baw Baw Shire Coun­cil,” Ms Leighton said.

Sub-con­trac­tors trim and main­tain trees in Al­ford St, War­ragul last week to en­sure safety around power lines.

New plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor Yas­min Woods be­gan work with Baw Baw Shire yes­ter­day.

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