Wednesday, May 22, 2024

City of Darwin Alderman resigns to start new Council role

City of Darwin Alderman Emma Young (pictured) has tendered her resignation after more than five years serving on Council representing first the Lyons Ward and then the Chan Ward.

However her services to the Darwin community and for Council are not being lost as the highly credentialed environmental scientist has been successful in being appointed to a City of Darwin operations role as Executive Manager Environment, Climate and Waste Services.

Chief Executive Officer, Scott Waters said Dr Young’s environmental expertise will be a huge asset to Council, especially with continuing the innovative project work being actioned around converting landfill biogas to energy at Council’s Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility.

Her appointment to the strategic and operational management of City of Darwin’s Environment, Climate and Waste Services comes after an extensive recruitment process advertised nationally with a strong field of applicants.

“Dr Young has a real passion and grounded experience about increasing environmental efficiencies for waste management and recycling and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Mr Waters said.

Dr Young has qualifications in science, environmental legislation and law, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Most recently Dr Young has worked for the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority developing policy for the implementation of new NT environmental legislation.

With a full Council general election due to be held in August, a by-election will not be held in the 6 month interim period for the vacant alderman position and the Chan Ward will continue to be represented by Aldermen Peter Pangquee and Robin Knox.

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