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.  

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

The Executive Team comprises the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and four General Managers. The Executive Team plans, coordinates and monitors the progress of Council’s goals and strategic direction. 

The General Managers are accountable to the CEO for effective and efficient management of their portfolios and the delivery of the Council Plan.

Sue Wilkinson
Chief Executive Officer
Sue Wilkinson
Rachel Ollivier

City Sustainability and Strategy
Rachel Ollivier
General Manager

Cathy Henderson

Cathy Henderson
General Manager

Ingrid Bishop

Governance and Engagement
Ingrid Bishop
General Manager

Vito Albicini

Operations and Capital
Vito Albicini
General Manager

On 8 April 2019, Darebin City Council formally considered its Proposed Annual Budget for 2019-20 including a pensioner rate rebate and Strategic Resource Plan 2019-2023.

Council will meet to adopt its Budget 2019-20 and Strategic Resource Plan 2019-2023 at 350 High St Preston at 6pm on 24 June 2019. Copies of the Proposed Annual Budget 2019-20 and the Strategic Resource Plan 2019-2023 are available at:

  • Preston Customer Service Centre, 274 Gower Street, Preston
  • Reservoir Customer and Learning Centre, 22 Edwardes Street Reservoir
  • Northcote Customer Service Centre, 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote


The 2019/20 budget submission period closed on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 5.00pm. All submissions received before the close date will be considered at the Hearing of submissions meeting with Council on the 23 May 2019 at 6.00pm. 

2019/2020 Proposed Budget

Proposed Budget 2019/20

Strategic Resource Plan 2019-2023

2018/2019 Budget

Adopted Budget 2018/19

Strategic Resource Plan 2018-2022

2017/2018 Budget

Annual Budget 2017/18

Strategic Resource Plan 2017-2021

Further Information
Allan Cochrane
Manager Finance
Phone: 8470 8619

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 Annual Report maps out how we performed against our strategic objectives, and our results in meeting the goals of the Council Plan 2017-2021.  The Report incorporates the Auditor's report, Financial Statements, Standard Statements and the Performance Statement.

The City of Darebin Annual Report for 2017-18 was adopted at the Council Meeting on Monday, 15 October 2018.  A copy of the report is available below:

Previous Annual Reports are available below:

Further Information
Ph: 8470 8590

Council has adopted the 2017-2021 Council Plan after considerable community consultation and a consideration of submissions that included more than 1,000 local people and businesses from every part of Darebin.

Darebin Council Plan 2017-2021

The Council Plan articulates the vision, mission and goals for the four-year Council term.

The Darebin Council Plan begins with the challenges that our City and community currently face.  It then recognises that these and other issues will only grow in influence and emerge as significant challenges for us all in the future.  For example, the Plan explains how we will deal with rapid population growth and increasing traffic congestion by advocating for better public transport, better roads and by building safer cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

For the first time, we have also developed a detailed Annual Action Plan that will be renewed every financial year, as well as a dedicated Council Plan website called Darebin2021 with video and interactive graphs to explore and help you learn more about Council’s vision for the City.

Progress reports on the Council Plan Annual Action Plan are produced every quarter.

You can click on the links below to view these documents:

The 2017-18 Council Plan Action Plan and Progress Report are available below:

Further Information

Coordinator Council Plan and Performance
Phone: 8470 8590

Council has adopted a number of strategies that will help implement the six goals of its 2017-2021 Council Plan. These strategies say what, when and how we will deliver on our promises.

The strategies are:


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.