Our long serving General Manager, Rowan Perkins will be retiring from his position in July this year. Rowan has given over 26 years’ service to the Berrigan Shire.
He has been an active member within his community and has led our organisation with the upmost integrity.
Rowan has managed the council through a GFC, ongoing droughts, proposed merger with the then Jerilderie Shire Council and now COVID 19, all while being able to deliver record investment in infrastructure and amenity throughout our shire.
He will leave the organisation in a better than sound financial position and with the on-going potential to continue to thrive.
Personally, I would like to thank Rowan for his guidance. Both Council and staff, along with the community can know that Rowan has served them extremely well and leaves his position on his own terms.
Again, the border issues have had impacts on our community. What COVID 19 has taught me is to expect the unexpected.
We recently met with both CEO’s of Victoria Tourism and Murray Regional Tourism to discuss the implications of border closures and the impacts on our tourism and hospitality businesses. We all understand that we need to be safe however; every time the border closes, it has massive economic ramifications.
Our LED light program is rolling out across our recreation reserves. Finley is now complete with works now moving to Barooga.
Many of our projects are continuing, with Coree St upgrades and the Tocumwal Aviation Museum building almost complete. The new Tocumwal Foreshore building is progressing on schedule.
Chamber Presidents met and most are starting to plan upcoming events that everyone in our community will be looking forward too.
Finally, with Winter sports starting there preseasons, all are looking forward to the upcoming competitions.
- Mayor Cr. Matthew Hannan