Bruce Redman to retire
THE search is about to begin for a new Director of Engineering for the Nambucca Shire Council.
After more than 14 years in the position and 40 years in local government, Bruce Redman has told the council of his intention to retire.
He will finish up on August 6.
Mr Redman, 58, started his local government career with the Gloucester Shire Council in 1970 and was appointed Deputy Engineer with Nambucca Shire Council in 1991. He ascended to the top job in 1996.
“I am in a position when I can retire while I’m still healthy and active and there are a lot of things I want to do,” Mr Redman said.
“I’ve got children living overseas and I want to travel around Australia.”
Mr Redman said that during his tenure with Nambucca Shire Council he had overseen the replacement of 60 timber bridges, the construction of the Macksville Treatment Plant, the construction of the shire’s first roundabout and cycleways and major foreshore works.
He also presided over the upgrading of 90 per cent of the shire’s streets and carparks and the construction of the Visitor Information Centre at Nambucca Heads.
In a report to the council, Mr Redman’s humanitarian qualities and sense of humour were attributed as factors that had helped create a harmonious working environment at the council.
The recruitment of his successor will begin immediately.
A five-year contract will be on offer along with and a remuneration package equal to $140,000 per annum.