Organisation and Performance

View our organisation structure, annual budget (including our strategic resource plan), Annual Report, Council Plan and a range of Council's strategies.  For documents that outline processes and procedures relating to other Council business, see our Transparent Governance page.  

The organisation structure at Darebin City Council is headed by the Chief Executive Officer.

The Executive Team comprises the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and four General Managers. The Executive Team plans, coordinates and monitors the progress of Council’s goals and strategic direction. 

The General Managers are accountable to the CEO for effective and efficient management of their portfolios and the delivery of the Council Plan.

Sue Wilkinson
Chief Executive Officer
Sue Wilkinson
Rachel Ollivier

City Sustainability and Strategy
Rachel Ollivier
General Manager

Kerry McGrath

Kerry McGrath
General Manager

Jodie Watson Work photo

Governance and Engagement
Jodie Watson
General Manager

Sam Hewett

Operations and Capital
Sam Hewett
General Manager

Council endorsed the Annual Budget 2020-21 on July 15, following community consultation and submissions made by the public. The Budget outlines the financial resources we need to deliver the 100 services that we provide to the community. It also outlines proposed funding allocations for our capital works program and operating projects.

The purpose of the Annual Report is to review the Council’s strategic, operational and financial performance for each financial year and to provide feedback to ensure we remain accountable to our community.

The Annual Report maps out how we performed against our strategic objectives, and our results in meeting the goals of the Council Plan 2017-2021.  The Report incorporates the Auditor's report, Financial Statements, Standard Statements and the Performance Statement.

The Darebin City Council Annual Report for 2019-2020 was considered by Council on Monday, 19th October 2020.  A copy of the full report is available below:

A summary of the Annual Report 2019-2020 is also available:

Previous Annual Reports are available below:

Further Information
Ph: 8470 8590

Council has adopted the 2017-2021 Council Plan after considerable community consultation and a consideration of submissions that included more than 1,000 local people and businesses from every part of Darebin.

Darebin Council Plan 2017-2021

The Council Plan articulates the vision, mission and goals for the four-year Council term.

The Darebin Council Plan begins with the challenges that our City and community currently face. It then recognises that these and other issues will only grow in influence and emerge as significant challenges for us all in the future. For example, the Plan explains how we will deal with rapid population growth and increasing traffic congestion by advocating for better public transport, better roads and by building safer cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

For the first time, we have also developed a detailed Annual Action Plan that will be renewed every financial year, as well as a dedicated Council Plan website called Darebin2021 with video and interactive graphs to explore and help you learn more about Council’s vision for the City.

Progress reports on the Council Plan Annual Action Plan are produced every quarter.

You can click on the links below to view these documents:

Previous Action Plans and Progress Reports are available below:

Further Information

Planning and Reporting
Phone: 8470 8456

Council has adopted a number of strategies that will help implement the six goals of its 2017-2021 Council Plan. These strategies say what, when and how we will deliver on our promises.

Under Consultation:

Your Say Darebin is our website dedicated to conversations about our projects and initiatives and provides you with an opportunity to have a say and help us make decisions that reflect your priorities and views.

 The strategies listed below (along with the month of adoption) are:


Council is committed to making information available that explains how we operate and how we make our decisions in accordance with the 6 principles of our Good Governance Charter: Transparency; Accountability; Equity and Inclusion; Effectiveness and Efficiency; Community Engagement; and Ethical Decision Making.

Transparent Governance
For a range of documents that outline processes and procedures relating to various aspects of Council business see Transparent Governance.