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.

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Michael Traill

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.

Pic­ture: Michael Traill

Pic­ture: Michael Traill

New Shire of Nar­ro­gin chief ex­ec­u­tive Dale Ste­ward.

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