Hill ready for challenges
SUBIACO’S new acting chief executive Ian Hill says he is ready for the challenge of juggling a Supreme Court appeal, Cambridge merger and upcoming initiatives such as Markets on Rokeby.
“There are certainly a few balls in the air simultaneously at this time,” the former City of Mandurah community and economic development director said.
“On the one hand, we have the legal challenge with possible derivatives and extensions of that depending on whether it is successful, and on the other hand, we are progressing as quickly as we can with the potential merger with the Town of Cambridge into what they’re calling the new Subiaco.
“These are two quite diametrically opposed paths, but nevertheless we are running them concurrently for fairly obvious reasons.”
Mr Hill took over from retiring chief executive Stephen Tindale on January 29.
Last Wednesday, he said he had already spoken with council’s lawyer Chris Shanahan and Cottesloe lawyer John Hammond regarding the City’s appeal of the State Government merg- er process.
“I will also be going along to the next Local Implementation Committee meeting with Cambridge on February 5; the agenda is being prepared as we speak,” he said.
Despite signing on for a five-month contract to June 30, Mr Hill said the short timeframe was not a concern.
“This role is absolutely unique from that perspective,” he said.
New Subiaco acting chief executive Ian Hill says he’s ready to juggle a a few balls.