Council directorates

Council Organisation Structure

General Manager: Emily Scott

Emily Scott

Finance & GovernanceRichard Sheridan

Richard Sheridan, Acting Director

  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Governance and Risk
  • Integrated Planning and Reporting
  • Strategic and Business Analysis

Customer Service & Organisation Improvement

Meredith Graham, Acting Director

Communications, Culture and Events

  • Communications, media, graphic design and web management
  • Community engagement
  • Arts and culture programs
  • Outdoor and flagship events

Customer, Cemetery and Lifeguard Services

  • Customer Service Centre and Call Centre
  • Cemetery Services including Waverley and South Head Cemeteries
  • Lifeguard Services

Human Resources, Safety and Wellbeing

  • Employee Experience
  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Payroll Services

Information Management and Technology

  • ICT Strategy and Service Delivery
  • Technical Support Services
  • Business Systems and Application Support
  • Graphical Information Systems Management
  • Information Management

Organisation Improvement

  • Business Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Program and Project Management

Community, Assets & Operations

Sharon Cassidy, Acting Director

Infrastructure Services

  • Asset planning and systems
  • Traffic, parking, transport and engineering assessment
  • Design, landscape architecture and open space planning

Property and Facilities 

  • Strategic property management and planning
  • Waverley Facilities including Bondi Pavilion, Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

Waste and Cleansing 

  • Waste and recycling collection (both domestic and commercial)
  • Graffiti removal
  • Public place cleaning

Asset Maintenance 

  • Tree maintenance
  • Upkeep of parks and beaches
  • Civil and minor construction work
  • Asset maintenance including roads, drains, kerbs and gutters, footpaths, parks, reserves, and beaches
  • Trades
  • Plant and Fleet

Major Projects

  • Manages, implements and constructs all of Council’s major projects, including the Capital Works Program

Community Programs

  • Children’s and family services
  • Affordable and social housing programs and community support
  • Services for older people and people with disabilities
  • Community development and neighbourhood connections programs
  • Reconciliation action

Library and Learning Futures

Planning, Environment & Regulatory

Urban Planning Policy and Strategy

  • Town planning
  • Planning policies and controls
  • Liaising with businesses and providing economic development solutions

Development Assessment

  • Development Applications
  • Building surveying

Environmental Sustainability

  • Sustainable Waste
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Water
  • Urban Ecology


  • Rangers and environmental health services
  • Community safety strategies
  • Parking rangers
  • Building compliance
  • Fire safety and inspections

General Counsel: Karen Mobbs

Karen Mobbs