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CEO Induction Presentation

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Melanie Coulter

on 1 December 2013

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Transcript of CEO Induction Presentation

Located approximately 120km east of Melbourne, Baw Baw Shire is home to more than 100 towns and spans more than 4000 square kilometres of land.
Baw Baw Shire Council
Baw Baw Shire was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the former Buln Buln and Narracan Shires, and the Rural City of Warragul.

The traditional owners of the Shire are the Kurnai and Kulin Nations.
Corporate Induction
Welcome to Baw Baw Shire Council!
Team induction with Manager/Coordinator
Online induction, and
Compliance training (online/face-to-face)
By now, you will have completed:
Today's session includes:
CEO introduction
Human Resources induction, and
Compliance induction
Baw Baw Shire today:
History of
Baw Baw Shire:
Council Plan 2013-17
There are approximately 43,000 people living in Baw Baw Shire
Population Growth
It is estimated that the Baw Baw Shire population will grow to 54,000 by 2030.
Council's role
Represent the diverse needs of the community in decision making processes
The Councillors
Baw Baw Shire is divided into four wards with:
two councillors representing three wards, Drouin Ward, Mount Worth Ward and North Ward
three councillors representing Warragul ward
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the organisation to ensure that Baw Baw Shire Council is managed in the best way to achieve the Council’s strategic outcomes in accordance with the Local Government Act.
About the Council
Organisational Structure
There are 18,662 private dwellings with an average of 2.5 people per household
Approximately 10.3% of residents were born overseas and 3.1% speak a language other than English at home
There are 11,777 families in Baw Baw Shire with an average of 2 children per family
The median age is 40 years
The male to female ratio is approximately 50:50
Foster community cohesion and encouraging active participation in civic life
Maintain the viability of the Council by ensuring that resources are managed responsibly and held accountable
Acting responsibly as a partner in government by taking into account the needs of other communities
Advocate the community’s interests to other levels of government and communities
Establish strategic objectives (Council plan) and monitor their achievement
Top Level Organisational Chart
Almost 50 per cent of Baw Baw Shire’s population live in its two largest towns; Warragul and Drouin.
Known for its agricultural land, national parks, rivers, lakes, and access to snow-topped mountains, it is surrounded by the South Gippsland, Cardinia, Yarra Ranges, Mansfield and Wellington Shires, and the Latrobe City Council.
Strategic Planning and Decision Making Framework
How the Council Plan is Developed
Council is required to set its strategic goals every four years, and monitor the progress.
1 - Our community
2 - Council leadership and management
3 - Infrastructure and community assets
4 - Growth and prosperity
5 - The environment
Council Services
The council provides a wide range of services and facilities to the community, including asset management, road and drainage maintenance, health, building and planning, environmental services, community services and much more.
Service over 1700km of roads (with approx. 43% being unsealed roads)
Collect 429kgs of rubbish and 260kgs of recycling per household (10k tonnes of rubbish)
Process over 1500 building approvals
Coordinate 1000 community volunteers
Deliver 25,000 meals through meals-on-wheels
Give more than 6,400 immunisations
Provide more than 62,000 hours of home care, property maintenance, personal and respite care
Answer over 57,000 phone calls through the general switchboard number
Our Objectives
The primary objective is to strive to achieve the best outcomes for the community, thinking about long term goals and effects of decisions in the future.

A Council is elected to provide leadership to the community of the Council’s district (Municipal District).
– accessible, responsive, (we’re here to help), can do attitude, communicative, empathetic.
Working for Baw Baw Shire Council
Our Vision
Our Mission
Happy, healthy people sharing prosperity and knowledge from living sustainably and in harmony with our rural identity, thriving villages, productive and inspiring landscapes.
Leaders in delivering quality, innovative and community focused services today that make a difference for tomorrow.
Core Values
Community focused
– listening, compassionate, open minded, understanding, patient.
– equitable, honest, ethical, transparent.
– caring, enthusiastic, inspiring, accountable.
– creative, bold, challenging, flexible.
– partnering, building productive relationships, inclusive.
Council Rates
Council collects rates from property owners in its municipality to help its local community infrastructure and service obligations.

In the 2012-13 financial year, council received $31.5m in council rates, which accounted for approximately 49% of its total income. This income was distributed among the various services and facilities provided to the community by council.
As part of our services we:
Working for Baw Baw Shire Council
Our 'Fish Philosophy'
At Baw Baw we foster a positive, supportive work culture that inspires individual and team excellence. We take pride and share in our achievements, celebrating the talent and commitment of our great people to express how much we value them. Our ‘Fish Philosophy’ helps us to do this as you have just seen in the video.
Any questions?
*Note: Photos and contact details for all staff and Councillors can be found on the intranet person search tool.
Through our vision, mission and values, Council commits to working towards the best possible outcomes for the Baw Baw community.
This sets the priorities for the budget, ensuring rates and charges are set accordingly so the organisation can achieve its goals.
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