Moyne Shire Set to Welcome New Director

Published on 27 September 2021

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Moyne Shire Council will soon welcome Edith Farrell as the new Director Infrastructure and Environment.

Ms Farrell will join the Moyne Shire team in early October, following her seven year stint at Glenelg Shire Council, and has a long history in Local Government across both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. 

Moyne Shire CEO, Bill Millard, said he is looking forward to working with Ms Farrell, along with the executive management team and Councilors.

“Edith will bring a wealth of experience, having worked across a broad range of government sectors, which places her in good stead to deliver for the Moyne Shire community,” Mr Millard said.

“With a strong focus on collaboration and a genuine desire to make a difference, Edith will be a great asset to the leadership team.” 

The Infrastructure and Environment directorate is responsible for the delivery of sustainable outcomes in assets, projects maintenance and the environment. This includes the maintenance and improvement of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, recreation facilities and playgrounds, in addition to the shire’s environmental sustainability, waste management, land use and development.  

“Edith held the role of Director Community Services at Glenelg Shire Council, before her appointment as Director Assets for the past 18 months at Glenelg,” Mr Millard said. 

“Edith has led a multi-disciplinary team across a number of portfolio areas including community services, recreation, library services, arts and culture, tourism and events, and more recently engineering and design, the Port and airports, waste and environment, works and operations, and capital infrastructure.” 

“With a diverse set of skills in corporate planning, governance, community engagement, policy development and digital business transformation, I look forward to Edith’s contribution towards delivering the new Council Plan.” 

After relocating to south-west Victoria, along with her family seven years ago, Ms Farrell said she is excited to be joining the Moyne Shire team. 

“I’m passionate about the role that local government plays in the lives of the community and Council’s ability to act as a place-shaper,” Ms Farrell said.

“I’m really looking forward to taking on this role and gaining an understanding of the distinct needs of the Moyne community.” 

Ms Farrell will commence her new role as Director Infrastructure and Environment at Moyne Shire Council on 4 October 2021.

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