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Manager of Leigh Creek Contracts and Services appointed

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Robert Stack as the inaugural Manager of Leigh Creek Contracts and Services for the Leigh Creek township.

The appointment follows the State Government announcement on 6 June 2016 that the OCA will be responsible for the municipal management of Leigh Creek as the township transitions to government management from 1 January 2017.

Mr Stack brings with him a wealth of knowledge of both the Leigh Creek community and management requirements of the township, having held the position of Leigh Creek Town Manager with Flinders Power (formerly Alinta Energy) since 2013.

Cecilia Woolford, Chair of the OCA, said that she is delighted to have secured the services of Mr Stack as a well-regarded member of the Leigh Creek community and within the region.

“Rob’s experience means that he is well positioned to lead a seamless transition and the ongoing delivery of day-to-day administration of the Leigh Creek Township from 1 January 2017,” she said.

“We welcome Rob to the OCA and look forward to working with him as we embark the next stage of Leigh Creek’s future, post-transition.

“We also acknowledge the support of Flinders Power (formerly Alinta Energy) management and staff throughout the transition in what has been a collaborative effort with multiple State Government agencies.”

As the Manager of Leigh Creek Contracts and Services, Mr Stack will oversee and authorise works contracts across the areas of building maintenance, trades and administration for the department and OCA owned assets including the aerodrome, waste dump, parks and gardens, recreational facilities such as the swimming pool, and general amenity.

He will also provide on the ground support to, and on behalf of, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Property (Housing and Commercial divisions) in the management of a residential dwelling program and commercial business support, respectively.

The OCA is committed to supporting Leigh Creek and the Northern Flinders Ranges region as the township transitions to an open town.

The transition has been led by DPTI in partnership with SA Water and the OCA and gives certainty to the Leigh Creek township, which will continue to provide essential services to community members, pastoralists, business owners and tourists both in Leigh Creek and the Northern Flinders Ranges region.

Mr Stack will commence in this new role in January 2017 and will be based in Leigh Creek.

Media release - Manager of Leigh Creek Contracts and Services appointed