Macedon Ranges Shire Council Director Corporate and Community, John Hausler (pictured) will depart Council next month to take up the position of Director Corporate Services at the City of Ballarat.
Mr Hausler joined Macedon Ranges Shire Council in January of 2017 and has been a valued member of the Executive Leadership Team since this time. Initially Director Corporate Services, Mr Hausler then took on the role of Director Corporate and Community in July 2020 as part of Council’s restructure.
In this role, Mr Hausler led the Children, Youth and Family Services, Community Care, Finance and Reporting, and Information Services units, ensuring high quality services for both internal and external stakeholders.
Significant achievements by Mr Hausler during his time with Council include the development of the Old Kyneton Primary School Master Plan, leading the establishment of the Audit and Risk Committee, providing guidance and direction for the implementation of the 2020 Local Government Act Reform, as well as the establishment of the Information Services Steering Committee.
Mr Hausler has worked to deliver multiple years of budgets, Council plans and strategic resource plans to ensure Council is in a strong financial position to deliver services to the community.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bernie O’Sullivan thanked Mr Hausler for his service to Council.
“On behalf of Macedon Ranges Shire Council, I’d like to extend my thanks and appreciation to John for the contributions he has made over the past four plus years,” he said.
“John has been a valued member of the Executive Leadership team and led the Corporate and Community Directorate on a number of significant projects during his tenure. He has provided direction and guidance to staff and established systems to ensure the robust delivery services for staff and residents of the Macedon Ranges.
“I would also like to thank John for stepping into the Acting CEO position between the previous CEO’s resignation and the appointment of Interim CEO Mr John Nevins, and leading the organisation through a challenging time during the Stage 4 lockdown in 2020, and overseeing Council’s COVID-19 response.
“We wish him all the best in his new role with the City of Ballarat,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
Mr Hausler said he was looking forward to his next challenge.
“The Macedon Ranges is a unique and beautiful part of the world and I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to guide the Council in its decision making over the past four years. I wish Macedon Ranges Shire Council all the best for the future,” he said.