The Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) has announced its newly appointed Executive Officer Mr Peter Scott, who has replaced Tony Irvine who retired at the end of 2019.

EPLGA President, Mayor Sam Telfer says the appointment of Peter is another step towards helping ensure the best outcomes for members and ratepayers.  Peter Scott brings with him a level of knowledge and experience from a variety of previous roles and already has a strong working relationship with many councils on the EP due to his recent position as Economic Development Manager with Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP).

A shared service funding agreement has been negotiated with RDAWEP which allows for a shared position which means Peter will continue to spend time working to deliver economic development projects which are especially beneficial to local government.

New EO Peter Scott said, “Eyre Peninsula’s Councils have a great culture and I am passionately committed to assisting Members to build capacity and increase sustainability through integrated and coordinated local government through best practice and continuous improvement”.

“This innovative new role will allow the EPLGA to share services with RDAWEP, working on growing a strong and confident Eyre Peninsula economy that harnesses our competitive advantages, seizes on economic opportunity and attracts investment”.

Peter formally commenced in the role on Monday 3 February 2020.

Photo: EPLGA President Mayor Sam Telfer (left) and new EO Peter Scott (right).