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Coorong Council CEO Steps Down

CEO Vincent Cammell

The Coorong District Council’s Chief Executive Officer has resigned this week.

Vincent Cammell joined the Coorong team in 2013 having previously served with the City of Adelaide, and bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in local government.

The most prominent achievement under Mr Cammell’s watch was the development of The Bend Motorsport Park. Other initiatives include the successful ‘Creating Coonalpyn’ arts and urban renewal project, Meningie Stormwater and Streetscape project, rollout of new tourism signage and Council branding and increasing maintenance of unsealed roads.

Mayor Paul Simmons has acknowledged Mr Cammell’s contribution, wishing him well in his future endeavours. His departure follows the resignation of Council’s Community and Corporate Director, Nat Traeger, who has been appointed as Kingston District Council CEO.

“We now have a great opportunity with a new Council and new executive team to re-chart the course of Council, especially given we have budgeted in 2019/20 to undertake a review of our strategic plan, service levels and rating policy,” Mayor Simmons said.

“While the departing experience will be missed, new ideas and a fresh set of eyes will be invaluable to these review processes.”

The search for a new CEO will start immediately.

“A process for recruitment will be presented at the next Council meeting with the aim being to promote the vacancy nationally,” Mayor Simmons said.

The Coorong Council’s 2019-20 Annual Business Plan & Budget released this month includes a 3 per cent rate revenue increase (plus growth) and focuses on supporting the rural road network. 

There are a number of major projects on the cards for the year ahead including the Kulde Road shoulder upgrade, Murray Coorong Trail extension, Meningie North Jetty upgrade, Dickson Reserve upgrade, and delivery of pest and weed programs and livestock water security programs.

Photo of Vincent Cammell, supplied by Coorong District Council