CEO of Noosa to fell glare of ratepayers' spotlight
RATEPAYERS will have the chance to hear Noosa Council chief executive Brett de Chastel talk the talk about how to walk the walk in getting the administration back to a user-friendly operation.
Noosa Shire Residents and Ratepayers Association president Brian Stockwell said this group had issued the Mr Chastel a challenge "to explain in simple terms" how he was going to re-establish a resident-focused culture in the new council.
"We hear the promising stories in the papers how the new council is responding quicker to resident issues, but we would like to hear how Mr de Chastel is going to lead the change for the better to consolidate these early signs of improvement," Mr Stockwell said.
The meeting is open to the public at the Noosa Lions Clubhouse at the Girraween Sports Complex, opposite Langura St on Eenie Creek Rd, Sunshine Beach, at 6.15pm next Thursday.
While the mayor and councillors set the strategic direction, it is the CEO's job to get the administration falling in behind.
"I am sure many residents will be interested to hear how this processing is proceeding in the early weeks post de-amalgamation," Mr Stockwell said.
"Mr Chastel has also been asked to give an outline of where the budgetary process is and what opportunities there will be for community involvement in this process.
"More generally we would like to hear about his management philosophy in terms of service delivery and what improvements we can expect as ratepayers."
The meeting will also have a session where residents and ratepayers who have issues they want the group to raise with council or government can put them to the group for support.
"Whether it is the state of the Noosa River Management Plan or a little neighbourhood issue, we are keen to hear people's concerns to see if we can assist in their resolution," Mr Stockwell said.