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
Vacant position

City Sustainability and Strategy
Rachel Ollivier
General Manager

Vacant position

Cathy Henderson
General Manager

Vacant position

Governance and Engagement
Ingrid Bishop
General Manager

Vacant position

Operations and Capital
Vito Albicini
General Manager

Council has adopted the 2017/2018 Budget after community consultation and consideration of submissions made by the public. The budget was developed through a rigorous process and consultation that included more than 1,200 local people from every part of Darebin.

2017/2018 Budget

This budget is community focused and sets the foundation to deliver the big actions committed to over the next four years through the Council Plan and will benefit Darebin now, and well into the future.

The Budget 2017/2018 presents a financially responsible budget that maintains all services and infrastructure from the previous year as well as delivering projects and services that are valued by our community.

The average rate will rise by 2.0% in line with the order by the Minister for Local Government on 16 December 2016 under the Fair Go Rates System.

Further Information

Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 8470 8619

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 for the final year of the Council Plan 2013-2017.  The Report incorporates the Auditor's report, Financial Statements, Standard Statements and the Performance Statement.

The City of Darebin Annual Report for 2016-2017 was adopted at the Council Meeting on Monday, 16 October 2017.  A copy of the report is available below:

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.

Council Plan 2017-2021

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

The 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 Action Plan that will be renewed every 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 Action Plan are produced every quarter.

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

Further Information

Coordinator Council Plan and Performance
Phone: 8470 8590

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.

The strategies are:


Below are some key reports that detail the performance of Council in meeting the Council Plan objectives.

 The Strategies Progress reports below outlines thirty-five of Council’s most significant endorsed strategies. The reports provide a concise picture of strategy achievements, challenges and forecasts that can be gleaned at a glance.

Progress reports on the Council Plan Action Plan are produced every quarter. Please click on the link below or on the Darebin2021 website to see the results. 

 Council Plan Action Plan Progress Report

Strategies Progress Reports

Capital Works Portfolio Progress Reports

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.