Welcome Glenn Patterson
I am pleased that we have completed our CEO recruitment with world class recruitment agency Davidsons and we have welcomed Mr Glenn Patterson, former CEO of Yarra Ranges Council, to Casey.
Glenn comes with a wealth of experience and has hit the ground running.
We at Council look forward to working with Glenn and continuing to deliver for the residents of Casey.
Commit to Casey
As I’m sure you have seen over the previous months we have been running our ‘Commit to Casey’ campaign, asking each side of politics in the lead up to the State Election to commit to vital road and rail projects in our community. These are desperately needed with two of the fastest growing suburbs of Cranbourne East and Clyde being in our community.
Our Council achieved more commitments than any previous Council through its hard work; we know that these projects will improve the quality of life for our community.
I want to thank all those for their commitments, however there are still more to go, and we will continue to advocate on your behalf.
We have recently merged Planning Meetings into our regular Council Meetings and as such my time as Chair of Planning has come to an end.
When I commenced in the chair our total planning days to make a decision were over 150 days. I am pleased to say that they are now below 70 days, ensuring we get permits out to you quicker.
A big thank-you to Peter Fitchett, Duncan Turner and the entire team as this has been a great result and it’s been a pleasure to work with you as Chair.
It was a pleasure to attend this year’s Cranbourne Cup in October. The Cranbourne Turf Club with all the trainers is the largest employer in the City of Casey and delivers millions into our community every year.
I want to congratulate the entire team on an excellent cup.
Work life balance
Recently I took some time off to travel to the United States for my cousin’s wedding. Regardless of your role or what’s happening in your life I would encourage each of you to ensure you take a break.
Although on holidays, I couldn’t help but stop past Seattle and look at several Smart City projects they are undertaking; one included a ‘Sonic Bloom’ which is an art in installation which generates electricity.