Media Release - Katherine Town Council are sad to see CEO go

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Media Release - Katherine Town Council are sad to see CEO go

posted 05-Jun-2019

The Katherine Town Council are sad to see CEO go

After a successful and enriching four years and four months of service to the Katherine Town Council and its community, our CEO, Robert Jennings, has decided that it is time for him and his family to move onto a new chapter of their lives.

It has been a privilege to work beside CEO Robert Jennings for over four years.  I thank him for the direction that he has given Katherine Town Council to ensure our sustainability.  Under his sound leadership we have established great working relationships especially with the Northern Territory Government and Federal Government. The elected members and I wish Robert and his family all the very best for the future and are very pleased that they will be remaining in the Northern Territory”, said Mayor, Fay Miller

Robert said that “It has been my absolute privilege to serve our community in partnership with so many stakeholders to deliver enriching relationships and excellent results underpinned by sustainable service (as the reason)”.

Council are very proud of what we have worked together to achieve:

  • An inspiring and compelling vision and master plan of which 75% will be delivered by 2020
  • Around $100M of funding and relationships to breathe new life into our township
  • Envisioning, planning and now the delivery of major projects that will have the capacity to transform the economic infrastructure and community vitality of Katherine like the Katherine Agribusiness and Logistics Hub, Nitmiluk upgrades, the Katherine East Neighbourhood Centre and the CBD Revitalisation.
  • Fought for the community safety and enrichment in the form of TBLs and many other programs
  • Customer service awards each year form Chambers of Commerce
  • Recognition of Katherine by NT Government and key stakeholders as a progressive and vibrant centre, and
  • The transformation of a challenged organisation to one that is delivering on so many strategic fronts with operational success now following.

The great work and partnerships started by Council and Robert are now secured and now the projects that are well into their design phase will continue to be delivered as a result of a dedicated and experienced project management team put in place of the last six months.

Robert went on to say that “I thank the whole organisation for their great support over this time and my sincere and deep thanks to Mayor Miller, Deputy Mayor Peter Gazey, Lis Clark who chose me from the very beginning with the strong support of other Elected Members, I also thank the NT Government representatives and the community who worked so hard to support us and are often so under-appreciated.