Council directorates

Council Organisation Structure

General Manager: Ross McLeod

Ross McLeod

FinanceDarren Smith

Darren Smith, Chief Financial Officer

  • Procurement services
  • Rates management
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Council’s fleet maintenance and depot store management
  • Corporate planning and reporting
  • Financial Analysis

Customer Service & Organisation ImprovementJohn Clarke

John Clark, Director

Information Management & Technology

  • Technical support services
  • Information technology
  • Business Systems and Applications Support
  • GIS coordination
  • Records management

Customer Service

  • Customer service, including Customer Service Centre and Call Centre
  • Lifeguard services
  • Waverley and South Head Cemeteries
  • Carpark Operations


  • Communications and media
  • Graphic design and web services
  • Community engagement
  • Executive and Mayoral support services
  • Business and continuous improvement functions
  • Cultural Programs including visual arts and other programs
  • Outdoor and Flagship Events

Internal Ombudsman, Governance and Civic

  • Councillor support
  • Precinct coordination
  • Access to Information

Human Resources, Risk and Safety

  • Human resources
  • Risk and safety
  • Learning and development
  • Payroll services

Community, Assets & OperationsEmily Scoot

Emily Scott, Director

Infrastructure Services

  • Asset maintenance including roads, drains, kerbs and gutters, footpaths, parks, reserves, and beaches
  • Traffic, parking, transport and engineering assessment
  • Design, landscape architecture and open space planning
  • Waverley Facilities including Bondi Pavilion, Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre

Clean and Attractive Waverley

  • Waste collection (both domestic and commercial)
  • Graffiti removal
  • Public place cleaning
  • Tree maintenance
  • Upkeep of parks and beaches

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

Library and Learning Futures

Planning, Environment & RegulatoryPeter Monks

Peter Monks, Director

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