NSW’s peak body for councils welcomes new appointment

NSW’s peak body for councils has congratulated Kiersten Fishburn on her appointment as Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government (OLG).

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) President Linda Scott said Ms Fishburn was well qualified to lead the OLG, the agency responsible for strengthening the sustainability and performance of the State’s 128 councils.

“Ms Fishburn has extensive experience, having worked as an executive with Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) and previously as the Chief Executive of the Liverpool City Council,” Cr Scott said.

“She is well qualified to take provide leadership with OLG and will be familiar with the many challenges facing our members.

“As President of LGNSW I have a strong working relationship with OLG and I look forward to working with her in her new role.”

DPIE Secretary Jim Betts said under the new appointment, Ms Fishburn will combine the Local Government portfolio with her management of Planning Delivery.

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