NEW SHIRE CHIEF
More than 30 years of local government experience has been brought to Narrogin as the Shire appoints Dale Steward as chief executive.
More than 30 years of local government experience has been brought to the Shire of Narrogin with the appointment of Dale Steward as the new chief executive.
From the top job at the Shire of Denmark in the south, to time in local government as far east as Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Shire of Chittering in the north, Mr Steward has enjoyed a long career within local government.
“Certainly love the aspects of working with the community and helping to grow and develop a community,” he said.
“Our aspiration is very much to make a very liveable, welcoming community that has all the attributes and options that one would want in a regional centre.”
Mr Steward said while the Shire was constantly looking to improve the quality of life and opportunities for the community, the Shire was working towards finalising the next four years of their 10-year financial and strategic plans by mid-July.
“The merger of the Shire and the town (of Narrogin) obviously occurred almost two years ago now, we’re still working through finalising the merged documents to actually confirm the status of our corporate business plan,” he said.
“That will confirm our next four years of priorities; budget adoption process typically is in mid-to-late July — during the same process we’ll adopt our corporate business plan, which will provide a four-year slice.
“In the next month, we’ll see what those reconfirmed priorities from the merged entity, the Shire of Narrogin, are for the community to try and demonstrate how we’re achieving the aspirations (of the community) in our strategic plan.” Away from work, Mr Steward, a self-described cricket tragic and lover of golf, is looking to enjoy the world-class sporting facilities that Narrogin has to offer, while he waits for his wife and daughter to join him in town.
New Shire of Narrogin chief executive Dale Steward.