Coolgardie looks to the future at What’s Down the Track forum

Published: Friday, 22 November 2019 at 9:00:00 AM

On November 21, the 20th annual Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry What’s Down The Track Forum & Exhibition was held. As the event’s Platinum sponsor, the Shire of Coolgardie presented a keynote address during the forum and hosted a booth within the exhibition display. Chief Executive Officer, James Trail’s keynote address formally launched the Shire’s new brand identity to industry representatives.

“The new brand identity for the Shire of Coolgardie highlights the strength and diversification of our region’s economic base and marks an exciting time for our community,” said Malcolm Cullen, Shire President.

“After sharing this ‘new look’ with the community yesterday, we’re excited by the opportunity to present our new brand to our partners in industry at the What’s Down The Track conference.”

“The Shire is privileged to have had the opportunity to sponsor an event that showcases the strength of the mining industry in the Goldfields. Over the past two years, the Shire has proactively engaged with mining companies, health service providers and other local organisations to promote economic development and deliver better services and benefits to our community.”

Chief Executive Officer James Trail also announced a new organisational structure for the Shire within his keynote address. Endorsed at a Special Meeting on 12 November 2019, the new structure consists of;

Director Operation Services

Director Economic and Community Development

Manager Commercial Services

The new Director of Operation Services will commence with the Shire on the 2nd December 2019 and brings in excess of 12 years’ strategic experience as a Chief Executive Officer. The Director of Economic and Community Development and Manager Commercial Services will be filled by current members of staff. 

This restructure stems from an organisational review undertaken by the Shire which included interviews and workshops with staff members to create an unbiased reallocation of duties based on functionality and efficiency. 

The review recommended that, for the Shire to progress, grow and continue to meet the needs and expectations of its community, the CEO and his management team must operate at a strategic level. The new structure has not meant any redundancies but rather a renewed focus on strategy and operational efficiencies.

Changes will reflect a Shire that, over the last four years have become more responsive, agile and better able to deliver on Council’s commitments to the community. The changes also reflect Council’s focus for a greater emphasis on community engagement, planning, development and improved customer service.

“The Councillors have been extremely well-briefed during the review process and in the development of this new structure. 

I am confident that we have a skilled team with the right people in place to deliver the best outcomes for the community and our stakeholders.” said Malcolm Cullen, Shire President. 

James Trail CEO at What's Down The Track Conference

Chief Executive Officer, James Trail's keynote address at What's Down The Track Conference

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