An agenda full of big development items awaits Narrabri Shire Council’s recently appointed director, infrastructure development.

Narrabri Shire Council has welcomed the new director Shane Burns to the executive management team.

“Shane started with council in October and has brought a wealth of experience in leading capital and operational programs across many Australian industries from manufacturing, metal extraction, energy and rail,” said shire general manager Stewart Todd.

“Shane has joined the council at an exciting time for our shire and will be responsible for the delivery of several multimillion-dollar projects such as the Narrabri CBD project, Wee Waa and Boggabri Sewage Treatment Plant upgrades, and the Horsearm and Spring Creek timber bridge replacement projects to name but a few.

“We look forward to seeing Shane playing a major role in the delivery of these projects across the community.”

Shane’s wife Gemma, and their two daughters Josephine 6, and Emily 8, will join him at the end of the school term.

The family enjoys hiking, camping and mountain biking, with Narrabri being a terrific launch pad for outdoor recreation, they will fit in well.

Before embarking on his engineering career, Shane grew up in Narromine, working in the agricultural sector through his school years, and understands the challenges and opportunities for our region.

He is looking forward to the tasks ahead.

“I have been busy coming up to speed with the projects across council highlighting to me just how much work is underway, making this role an enjoyable challenge,” he said.

“Since beginning with Council, I have been very impressed with the quality and dedication of the teams across the Narrabri Shire.”

“With Shane’s technical career and industry background, he will bring significant experience in asset management, rail, technology and project delivery,” said Mr Todd.

“When coupled with future projects from the Inland Port, new energy projects and several other proposed industries, there will be a strong demand for infrastructure and services.”

Shane is looking forward to his role.

“I look forward to getting to know better the region and its residents over the coming years and getting out and about with my family to experience the terrific sporting and outdoor activities Narrabri has on offer.”

“Please make Shane, and his family feel welcome to Narrabri, I know they are keen to form a part of our great community,” added Mr Todd.

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