• Hannah Phillips

CEO Takes New Challenge


The Chief Executive Officer of the Buloke Shire Council Lucy Roffey has given notice to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at Central Goldfields Shire.


Lucy was appointed in December 2016, to continue the work of ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of Council and provide a greater focus for the organisation on community based consultation and decision making.

A key element of this work was the alignment of Council with the community in developing a new four year Council Plan.

The Buloke 2030 Integrated Community Plan that is underway will ensure that community engagement remains the focus for Council in 2018.

“It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving Buloke Shire Council, a decision not made lightly.

I have loved working with the Councillors, staff and the community over the last 12 months.

Engaging with the community to develop the new Council Plan was a highlight as was continuing the advocacy with State and Federal governments for the Rural Living Campaign.

However to work with the newly appointed administrators at Central Goldfields Shire is a unique opportunity and will also bring me back closer to my family”.

Mayor, Cr David Pollard congratulated Lucy on her term as Chief Executive Officer and thanked her for the excellent job in orientating the Council back towards the community it serves.

“Council would like to thank Lucy for all she has done. She has continued to foster Council’s progress and community engagement. We are sorry to be losing her expertise and we wish her the best in her new challenge”, said Cr Pollard.

Council will now enter the recruitment stage and are confident of again drawing a high calibre of applicants for the role.