Council General Manager Brett Stonestreet Extends His Stay

Thursday, 25 Jan 2024

Council General Manager Brett Stonestreet Extends His Stay General Manager Brett Stonestreet will remain at the helm of Griffith City Council, after Council resolved to renew his contract for another 12 months on Tuesday night.
Mr Stonestreet’s performance review and contract renewal were discussed in the confidential business session during Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 23 January 2024.
His contract of employment was due to end on 21 August 2024. However, he requested a renewal of appointment to the position for a period of 1 year from 22 August 2024 to 21 August 2025.
“I would like to have the opportunity to support/guide Council's transition through the first year of the 2024/25 budget in the context of the introduction of the Special Rate Variation (if approved by IPART). This process includes bedding down progress to achieve the $1M p.a. savings target,” Mr Stonestreet said.
“The Water Amendment (Restoring our Rivers) Act 2023 and its impact on the community needs to be carefully managed. I would like the opportunity to support Council during the initial phase of the implementation of this new legislation.
“Finally, by extending my contract for an additional 1 year this will provide the opportunity for the next Council following the September 2024 election to make an appointment of a General Manager for a longer-term commencing 22 August 2025.
“It has been a privilege to have the opportunity to work with Councillors and staff of Griffith City Council in the role of General Manager.”
Griffith Mayor, Councillor Doug Curran said he considered himself lucky to have worked alongside Brett for two years as Mayor and another 10 years as a Councillor.
“We have navigated some difficult issues recently and that challenge is far from over, we need steady and consistent leadership,” he said.
“In saying that though, this extension also gives Council the opportunity to begin the recruitment process and also get through the upcoming local government election. I look forward to continuing to work with Brett and the entire Council for the betterment of our community.”
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