Organisation and Performance

View our organisation structure, annual budget (including our strategic resource plan), Annual Report, Council Plan and a range of Council's strategies.  For documents that outline processes and procedures relating to other Council business, see our Transparent Governance page.  

Organisation Structure

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The organisation structure at Darebin City Council is headed by the Chief Executive.

The Executive Management Team (EMT) comprises the Chief Executive (CE) and five Directors. EMT plans, coordinates and monitors the progress of Council’s goals and strategic direction. 

The Directors are accountable to the CE for effective and efficient management of their portfolios and the delivery of the Council Plan.

Philip Shanahan - Acting CEO
Acting Chief Executive
Philip Shanahan
Andrew McLeod
Corporate Services
Andrew McLeod
Director Steve Hamilton
City Futures and Assets
Steve Hamilton
Director Katrina Knox
Community Development
Katrina Knox
Jacinta Stevens
Corporate Governance and Compliance
Jacinta Stevens
Oliver Vido
Operations and Environment
Oliver Vido

Annual Budget

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Tell Councillors what services and initiatives you would like to see more or less investment in to help formulate the 2017/2018 Council Budget via our new Online Budget Simulator.

The Online Budget Simulator is a tool that lets you have your say about allocating funds for next year’s budget. The simulator gives you a chance to see what it’s like to allocate funds and balance the Council budget. You can change the funding of different service areas and see how it impacts the budget for other services. The simulator is easy to use and will help us develop a budget that meets your needs.

Setting the budget is one of the most challenging things we do as a Council, and with your help and feedback we’ll work hard to get the balance right.

Try the Online Budget Simulator for yourself.

We also have a Budget Survey that you can complete if you would like to provide your feedback quickly.

Adopted Budget

The average rate will rise by 2% in line with the order by the Minister for Local Government on 14 December 2015 under the Fair Go Rates System.

Further Information
Chief Financial Officer
Ph: 8470 8619

Annual Report

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The purpose of the Annual Report is to review the Council’s strategic, operational and financial performance for each financial year and to provide feedback to ensure we remain accountable to our community.

The Report maps out how we have performed against our strategic objectives, and how we are tracking towards achieving the goals set out in our 2013 - 2017 Council Plan which was adopted in June 2013. The Report incorporates the Auditor's report, Financial Statements, Standard Statements and the Performance Statement.

The Annual Report for 2015-2016 was formally adopted at the Council Meeting held on Monday, 3 October 2016.  A copy of the report is available below:

Previous Annual Reports are available below:

Further Information
Ph: 8470 8590

Council Plan

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The 2013-2017 Council Plan outlines our commitment over the next 4 years and explains our vision, mission and goals over the period.
The commitments in the Plan are a response to the feedback gathered through a broad consultative process and an analysis of relevant trends. Council Officers had direct discussions with well over 1,000 people during the preparation process, the results of which have strongly influenced the Plan’s Vision, Mission and its detailed strategies.

Council recently adopted a Charter of Good Governance that informs the community about what it can expect from Council. The Charter has six principles:

  1. Transparency
  2. Accountability
  3. Equity and Inclusion
  4. Effectiveness and Efficiency
  5. Community Engagement
  6. Ethical Decision Making
The 2013-2017 Darebin City Council Plan (including the Strategic Resource Plan) are available below.

For the most recent budget document and Strategic Resource Plan, please go to the Annual Budget page.

Further Information

Ph: 8470 8590

Council Strategies

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Council has adopted a number of strategies that will help implement the six goals of its 2013-2017 Council Plan. These strategies say what, when and how we will deliver on our promises.
The strategies are:


Our Performance

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The report below outlines thirty-five of Council’s most significant endorsed strategies whose outcomes and actions have not already been reported to Council for its attention within the last six months of the date of this report. The attached reports provide Council with a concise picture of strategy achievements, challenges and forecasts that can be gleaned at a glance.

Strategies Progress Reports

Capital Works Portfolio Progress Reports


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Council is committed to making information available that explains how we operate and how we make our decisions in accordance with the 6 principles of our Good Governance Charter: Transparency; Accountability; Equity and Inclusion; Effectiveness and Efficiency; Community Engagement; and Ethical Decision Making.
Transparent Governance
For a range of documents that outline processes and procedures relating to various aspects of Council business see Transparent Governance.