A panel of eight Councillors and an external facilitator has been established to set and monitor the performance of new Chief Executive Officer, Gary Murphy.
Performance Review Panels are considered best practice and recommended by the Office of Local Government guidelines for all Councils in NSW.
Mayor Jane Smith said the CEO is the only position in Council appointed directly by Council, and it was important that best practice was used in the performance management of the CEO.
“We want to ensure we have the right process and relationship in place to ensure that Council and the CEO work effectively together in the best interests of our community,” Mayor Smith said.
“All Councillors will be involved in developing the key performance indicators that we think the CEO should deliver, and will be part of the review process.
“We have a clear contract with our community to deliver their aspirations and priorities under the Community Strategic Plan, and the essential services they need through our Operational Plan, and that will be the main focus of our CEO and staff.
“Together we can meet the needs of our community now and in the future and build a vibrant and sustainable Central Coast.”
The Performance Review Panel will consist of Mayor, Jane Smith, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Holstein, and Councillors Chris Burke, Louise Greenaway, Jillian Hogan, Lisa Matthews and Doug Vincent.
Media release, Aug 14
Central Coast Council media