Brimbank City Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Younis has today announced he has recently informed the Mayor and Councillors of his intention to leave the Council in order to take up the role of Deputy Secretary Asset and Network Development at Transport for Victoria.
He will be leaving the Council’s most senior position in early July, after seven years working at Brimbank. Mr Younis was Director Infrastructure and Environment at Brimbank, before being appointed CEO in in 2015.
Mr Younis, a long time advocate for the west, said he agonised over the decision to leave Brimbank.
“Brimbank has seen a lot of change since I arrived in 2010. I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve been able to achieve, and I also know there is still a lot to be done. Brimbank is in an exciting transitional phase.
“The new Council is working very well and has recently developed a new Council Plan and Budget that provides a community blueprint for ongoing investment in quality infrastructure and services.
“The community is in good hands, and I have no doubt that the future for Brimbank is one of continued growth and sustainable development.
“Brimbank’s vision is to be an inclusive, liveable and prosperous city and you just have to look around to see the projects and services Council is delivering to get us there.
“While I am sad to be leaving this great organisation and great City, this new role was a once in a lifetime opportunity I couldn’t pass up.
“I certainly will be thinking of Brimbank in my new role that focuses on state-wide investment in transport with the goal of improving mobility and connectedness for communities across Victoria.”
Mayor Cr John Hedditch said that he had regretfully accepted Mr Younis’ resignation but understood and respected his decision.
“While initially disappointed, I am glad that someone with such a practical and unique understanding of the importance of effective transport network connections will be overseeing this important state-wide portfolio.
“Transport in all its forms is a major issue for Brimbank and the growing west– he can expect a visit from me in his new office very soon.
“On behalf of the Councillors, staff and the community in Brimbank we wish him the very best.”