News

David Keenan is new council GM

David Keenan is the Tweed Shire Council's new general manager.
David Keenan is the Tweed Shire Council's new general manager.

TWEED Shire Council has announced its new general manager after a unanimous decision in a confidential meeting on Monday.

David Keenan will take the reins on April 30, following the retirement of the current general manager Mike Rayner on April 27.

Mr Keenan, 46, is the current CEO of Mitchell Shire Council, on the northern outskirts of Melbourne in Victoria.

He has multiple masters degrees in business administration and a postgraduate diploma in planning and the environment and has also served on the Hume Shire Council as a city sustainable development director.

"I am looking forward to the challenge of achieving sustainable development in the Tweed shire," Mr Keenan said.

"Ensuring that there are strong economic development opportunities that can be accommodated in a manner that do not impact the local environment and are supported by an engaged community, is an outcome I will be seeking to achieve."

Adding to his list of achievements, Mr Keenan is the former inaugural chair of Economic Development Australia, a board member of Environs Australia and is involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations.

Tweed mayor Barry Longland has welcomed the appointment.

"David brings a range of skills and a varied background to this important role and I'm confident his skills will translate well to a NSW setting," Cr Longland said.

"He is coming to us from a shire with similar growth pressures, with a significant agricultural sector and this background is particularly relevant to the challenges he will face in Tweed.

"He has a strong interest in this part of the world and has holidayed here many times and has always found this area very attractive."

Mr Keenan is married to Jane, a family lawyer, and the couple has two children, Charlotte, 14 and Harry, 11.

Topics:  tweed shire council



Wonder Woman Kara runs for suicide awareness

Kara Sutherland just after she's hopped off the treadmill in her 24-hour treadmill marathon.

Kara's fundraiser brings tons of people to support suicide awareness

BACK-TO-BACK: McKimms clinch Grafton Cup naming rights for 2017

McKimms Real Estate celebrate winning the naming rights for the Grafton Cup for the second year in a row.

Family-owned real estate to be front and centre for July again.

NRRRL: Magpies on a mission for home fans

ON A MISSION: Captain- coach Dan Randall hopes to lead Lower Clarence Magpies to their first victory of the 2017 NRRRL season when they run out in front of their home fans against Evans Head Bombers at the Nest this Sunday.

Lower Clarence ready for another cracker at the Nest

Local Partners

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

SUNSHINE Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice nearly saw her form a duo with her battle round opponent.

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day

Why The Voice hasn't produced a star

Boy George responds to Brittania Clifford-Pugh's heart-warming message.

It's the industry, not the show, says Boy George

These actors hated their movies and didn’t mind admitting it

Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans in a scene from GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Every year, Hollywood blesses us with plenty of God awful movies.

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

The decorators and caterers are arriving for the final preparations for the wedding of Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel. Pictures: Splash

Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr are set to marry today

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

I appreciated Freedman's blunt honesty in the book

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!