Campaspe Shire Council consists of five divisions managed by four General Managers and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Each division, as well as the Office of the CEO, is made up of several departments that deliver a range of services and supports to the local community.
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Chief Executive Officer, Declan Moore
Declan holds formal qualifications in disability nursing, speech pathology, business, health management, human resources and sustainability. He has had considerable experience in the management and delivery of a range of local government, education and community based services and programs, as well as hospital, disability and community health services.
After 13 years with the City of West Torrens (SA) as General Manager Community and Governance and Deputy CEO, Declan moved back to Ireland and Disability Services as a Regional Director with a major not for profit provider, before returning to Australia three years later to take up his current post.
Declan’s local government portfolios have encompassed Governance, Strategic, Corporate and Policy Planning; Land Use Planning, Building and Compliance; Community Engagement; Customer Services; Media and Communications; Library Services; Residential Aged Care; and Community Services, including home and community care, community development, volunteers, community transport, vulnerable populations, recreation, arts and culture.
Economic & Community Development General Manager, Keith Oberin
Starting an early career in local government with the City of Greater Bendigo, Keith transitioned to Campaspe in 2002.
During his time at Campaspe Keith has held a variety of roles, holding a strong interest in community development and assisting positive outcomes by the community and for the community.
Keith coordinates a diverse range of portfolios within his Department. He, with his team, is responsible for economic and tourism development, community development, community and civic events, emergency management, corporate strategy and youth programs.
Corporate Services General Manager, Fleur Cousins
Fleur has 24 years’ experience working in local government and has worked in the areas of governance, aged and disability and public health services before taking up the current role of Corporate Services General Manager.
Fleur holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) and Diploma Management and has continued to develop her leadership skills through a range of industry leadership programs including the Local Government Executive Leadership Program in 2015.
Fleur has volunteered as a Company Director for six years with an industry association and currently sits on the Kyabram Fauna Park Committee of Management.
In recognition of her skills and abilities, Fleur has been awarded the Award for Excellence - Young Achiever and Sally Isaac Women in Local Government Leadership Award through the Victorian Local Government Professionals (LGPro) organisation.
Infrastructure Services General Manager, Jason Deller
Jason joined Campaspe Shire in October 2019, making the move from the Bega Valley in New South Wales to Victoria.
Jason has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and is currently finalising a Doctorate through the Queensland University of Technology exploring the relationship between lane widths, design and posted speeds on drivers speed selection.
Overall Jason has over 27 years of experience in local government having worked at Bega Valley, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Pine Rivers and Hervey Bay Councils in New South Wales and Queensland in traffic, roads and project management roles. In 2010, Jason was awarded the IPWEAQ Engineer of the Year.
Key areas of interest include road safety, asset management, transport planning and engineering and personal development.
Jason and his family look forward to learning and exploring more of not only the Shire of Campaspe but the region and Victoria as a whole.
Regulatory & Community Services General Manager, Paul McKenzie
Paul holds formal qualifications in education and management. He started his career in teaching, before taking an interest in the care sector and managing programs for people with disabilities and case management for the frail aged, disabled and carers.
Paul started with Campaspe Shire in 2000 as the Aged and Disability Services Manager. Since that time he has held a variety of management, executive management and general manager roles across the organisation.
Paul is currently also the Chair of the Goulburn Valley Waste Management Groups Local Government Forum and Chair of Campaspe Primary Care Partnership.