Deputy se­lected

Mur­rumbidgee gains for­mer Jer­ilderie GM

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For­mer Jer­ilderie Shire gen­eral man­ager An­drew Crakan­thorp is re­turn­ing to the re­gion to join Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil.

A merger of the for­mer Mur­rumbidgee Shire and Jer­ilderie Shire coun­cils, Mr Crakan­thorp is the en­tity’s new deputy gen­eral man­ager.

He re­places for­mer Mur­rumbidgee Shire gen­eral man­ager Phil Pinyon, who has taken up a role with Lod­don Shire in Vic­to­ria.

Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil in­terim gen­eral man­ager Craig Mof­fitt said he was pleased to se­cure the ser­vices of an ex­pe­ri­ence Lo­cal Govern­ment prac­ti­tioner.

‘‘With qual­i­fi­ca­tions in lo­cal govern­ment, public pol­icy, plan­ning and man­age­ment, An­drew Crakan­thorp will bring a wealth of prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence to Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil, par­tic­u­larly in the ar­eas of cor­po­rate ser­vices and plan­ning,’’ Mr Mof­fitt said.

‘‘His pri­mary fo­cus will be guid­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion process for the newly cre­ated coun­cil and sup­port­ing the tran­si­tion ahead of the Septem­ber 2017 lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions.’’

Mr Crakan­thorp has spent much of his ca­reer work­ing in re­gional and ru­ral cen­tres in­clud­ing Wagga Wagga and Grif­fith City coun­cils, where he held roles as a di­rec­tor and as­sis­tant gen­eral man­ager.

He has pre­vi­ously held po­si­tions as a gen­eral man­ager at Jer­ilderie and Cul­cairn. He is now based at Dar­ling­ton Point.

The coun­cil’s first public meet­ing will be held in Jer­ilderie to­mor­row.

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