Corporate Structure

The elected Council appoints the General Manager, and the General Manager appoints all other staff. Council is divided into directorates to ensure efficient and effective operations.

General Manager
Jason Linnane
Director Planning and Infrastructure
Mark Ihlien
Director Business and Community
Anthony Egan
Director Organisation and Community Capacity
Sharon Hutch

Leadership Team
Leadership Team 2019Back (L-R): Manager Integrated Risk Management Deborah McDonald, Manager Water and Sewer Katie Hardy, Manager Infrastructure Services Damian Morris, Manager Corporate and Community Mark Wiblen, Business Improvement Specialist Sean Britton, Manager HR Alison Bodiam
Front (L-R): Communication and Engagement Coordinator Briony O'Hara, Director Business and Community Services Anthony Egan, General Manager Jason Linnane, Director Organisation and Community Capacity Sharon Hutch, Director Planning and Infrastructure Mark Ihlein

Absent: Manager Strategy and Engagement Tony Chadwick, Manager Development and Environment Mary-Anne Crawford

Council Services by Directorate
The following table shows Councils community services aligned to the Business Unit and Directorate that is responsible for that service. Customer Service will direct any inquires to the applicable Business Unit and responsible officer.

Group (Executive)Service Provider (Business Unit)Service

Planning and Infrastructure
Infrastructure Services


  • Civil Operations
  • Traffic Management

Recreation and Facilities

  • Parks and reserves
  • Buildings
  • Lake St Clair

Emergency Services

  • Emergency support (LEMO)

Council Assets

  • Asset strategy and planning 
  • Capital works, programming and monitoring
  • Plant and Fleet

Major Projects

Water and SewerWater Services
  • Water treatment
  • Water supply network
Sewer Services
  • Sewerage treatment
  • Sewerage network
  • Liquid trade waste
Development and EnvironmentEnvironmental Services
  • Waste
  • Sustainable development

Planning and Development Services

  • Development Application process
  • Certification
  • Amendments to Local Environment Plans
  • Strategic land use planning

Regulatory Services

  • Compliance
  • Public health and safety 
  • Ranger services
Business and CommunityCorporate and Community ServicesCommunity Services
  • Childrens services
  • Library services
  • Youth programs
  • Arts and culture
  • Singleton Gym & Swim

Corporate Services

  • Customer service
  • Land asset management system
  • Information services
  • Information management
  • Business support

Financial Services

  • Revenue
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Treasury services

Procurement Services

  • Procurement / stores
  • Contracts
  • Property
Business Development

Business Development

  • Land Portfolio
  • Development and Growth
  • Singleton Regional Livestock Market
  • Singleton Gym & Swim
  • Singleton Heights Sports Centre

Organisation and Community CapacityStrategy and EngagementEconomic and Community development
  • Socio-economic future planning
  • Grants funding
  • Events
  • Tourism
  • Civic Centre

Communication and Engagement

  • Communications
  • Community Engagement
Business ImprovementCouncil performance and improvement
  • Business excellence
  • Improvement and innovation
  • Business analytics and reporting
Human ResourcesPeople and culture
  • People strategy
  • Employee relations
  • Learning and development
  • Workforce planning 
  • Recruitment
  • Workforce analytics
  • Renumeration and benefits
Integrated Risk ManagementIntegrated Risk Management
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Work health and safety
  • Environmental risk management
  • Insurance
  • Business continuity management


  • Corporate governance
  • Councillor relations