Council Organisational Structure

Botany Bay City Council comprises four business areas

Office of the General Manager         

Lara Kirchner
General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Council’s organisation and for implementing the decisions of the Council.

The Office of the General Manager also provides support to the Mayor and Councillors and undertakes special projects with the aim of achieving the Council’s vision.


Corporate and Community Services

Director, Corporate and Community Services

  • Corporate Services
  • Communications
  • Finance & IT
  • Community Services

The Corporate and Community Services Directorate is responsible for:

  • implementing and maintaining a robust governance framework to ensure the organisation meets its statutory obligations
  • strong financial planning and monitoring systems to ensure  financial integrity and sustainability
  • developing and implementing systems to provide for open and transparent communication strategies and responsive customer service
  • providing a range of community services, programs and activities to meet the needs and aspirations of the community
  • provide well-resourced libraries and a museum to showcases our rich history and heritage
  • ensure we have the right people skills and resources and IT resources to meet the organisation’s current and future needs

Planning and Environment

Heather Warton
Director, Planning and Environment

  • Development Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Compliance
  • Urban Environment

The Planning and Environment directorate is responsible for:

  • the development of a strategic framework including policy and planning for land use, traffic and transport, urban design, recreation and environmental management
  • assessment of development applications and proposals
  • compliance management including heath, environmental, building, fire safety, parking, waste and ranger services

City Infrastructure

Stuart Dutton
Director, City Infrastructure

  • Parks and Landscape
  • City Services
  • Botany Bay Council Business Services Unit

The City Infrastructure directorate delivers services to the residents and businesses of the City of Botany Bay, such as:

  • waste collection and street cleansing
  • maintenance and construction of roads, footpaths, drainage, buildings and streetscapes
  • design and maintenance of our parks, reserves and open space