General ManagerCatherine Dale photo 2013

Dr Catherine Dale

Dr Catherine Dale has worked in chief executive roles within the local government sector for 17 years and joined Eurobodalla Shire Council in April 2013.

Dr Dale has been the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Boroondara, City of Bayside and Nillumbik Shire Council, all in Victoria, and most recently was the Chief Executive Officer of the not-for-profit organisation, Ostara Australia.

Dr Dale is working with Eurobodalla's councillors and the Mayor to ensure the organisation is clear about its purpose, provides professional advice, implements Council decisions and policies and provides consistent and responsive customer service.

She is responsible for Council's corporate functions including finance, governance, people and culture, and communications.

Community, Arts and Recreation

Kathy Arthur

Director: Kathy Arthur

Services include:

  • Community care: aged care, disability services, NDIS
  • Community development: children, youth, arts, library services
  • Recreation: planning, sports participation support, swimming centres, professional lifeguards, facilities management and bookings

More than 140 staff are employed in Council's Community, Arts and Recreation Services directorate, supported by approximately 125 community volunteers. Many of the programs are directly funded by NSW and Australian government funding. On average the directorate provides 6,500 occasions of service to the local community each week.

Kathy's local government experience spans more than 30 years. She has worked for Sutherland, Rockdale and Liverpool councils before joining Eurobodalla in 1997. Among other roles, Kathy has managed the shire's libraries and the community service division before her appointment to the director's role in 2013. Kathy holds a bachelor of arts, along with graduate diplomas in education, and library and information services.

Infrastructure Services

Photo of Warren Sharpe

Director: Warren Sharpe

Services include:

  • Water and sewer: plan for and manage the shire's water and sewer assets including transport, treatment, stormwater and flood management, construction of new infrastructure
  • Works: construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, pathways, car parks, marine infrastructure, streetscaping, plarks and reserves
  • Technical services: infrastructure design, asset management, project management
  • Emergency management: Local Emergency Management Officer

Warren has more than 35 years experience in local government, working as an engineer in development assessment, infrastructure planning, asset management, design, construction, and maintenance. Since 1996 he has held senior management positions with Eurobodalla Council. He holds a bachelor of engineering, along with graduate certificates in local government engineering and environmental engineering. He is past president of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NSW). Warren received the Order of Australia Medal in May 2014 for services to engineering and to the community.

Planning and Sustainability Services

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Director: Lindsay Usher

Services include:

  • Waste services: landfill and transfer station operations, landfill and transfer station infrastructure improvements and capital works, domestic waste, recycling and garden organics collection, waste minimisation and education
  • Strategy and sustainable growth services: land-use planning, coastal and floodplain management, natural environment planning, heritage planning, tourism and events, business development
  • Development services: development assessment, building certification, development engineering, development support
  • Environmental services: rangers, public and environmental health and compliance, sustainability, natural resource management
  • Property and Commercial: property acquisitions and disposals, leases and licences for Council and Crown land, Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Moruya Airport, Batemans Bay Beach Resort and Council's three campgrounds

Around 100 staff are employed in the Planning and Sustainability Services directorate.

Lindsay has over 25 years experience in the public sector, having worked at a senior management level in both local and NSW Government. Prior to joining Eurobodalla Shire Council in April 2008, Lindsay was a regional director with the NSW Department of Planning and worked with councils throughout western NSW. Lindsay holds a bachelor of urban planning, along with a graduate certificate in environmental management.