Wingecarribee Shire Council is pleased to welcome Ms Corinne Buxton to the role of Place Liaison Officer.
This new role was a key initiative of Council to improve support and communication to Highland villages.
Shortly after his appointment Interim Administrator Viv May embarked on a series of community visits across the Shire.
“I quickly learnt that many residents felt disenfranchised from Council – especially those living in the Shire’s outlying areas,” he said.
Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the Place Liaison Officer will act as a conduit into Council and will work closely with residents to assist in progressing the needs of villages and localities.
“At the same time the role will coordinate responsibilities within Council’s various departments ensuring a more streamlined and cohesive vision is delivered for each village.”
Ms Miscamble said Corinne has a great knowledge of the local community, in particular the villages, gained from having worked in several Council roles including Customer Service and most recently as the Shire’s Bushfire Recovery Officer.
“Corinne brings a vast wealth of local knowledge to the role which I’m confident residents will relate to,” she said.
For the past two years Corinne has worked closely with residents from the Shire’s bushfire impacted villages advocating for support and grant funding.
“I’m keen to build on existing relationships and work with residents to identify infrastructure and community development opportunities they determine as critical for their village,” she said.
One of Ms Buxton’s first roles will be to accompany Council’s Executive team, including the General Manager, on the Listening Tour, an 18-stop tour of the Shire beginning in March.
Council’s Place Liaison Officer can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4868 0789.