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Organisation Structure

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We strive to be valued by our community and are structured to achieve our mission. 

Our organisation is led by the Chief Executive Officer who is accountable to the Council. City of Darwin’s organisational structure consists of 5 Departments, led by General Managers. The Strategic Directions Group sets the strategic direction of the City of Darwin and is accountable for:

  • Implementing Council’s Strategic Plan
  • Setting Council’s Municipal Plan and Budget
  • Steering City of Darwin’s capital program and major projects
  • Strategic and Operational Risk Management
  • Work Health and Safety performance as officers of the PCBU
  • Setting and implementing Departmental Business Planning
  • Leading major change and organisational alignment
  • Setting the Corporate Governance Framework
  • Considering and making decisions on high level operational matters

Scott Waters

Chief Executive Officer

08 8930 0505

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • General Manager Government Relations and External Affairs
  • General Manager Innovation, Growth and Development Services
  • Human Resources and Safety

Joshua Sattler

General Manager Innovation, Growth and Development Services

08 8930 0444
0427 979 771

  • City Planning
  • Economic Development, Tourism and International Relations
  • Smart Cities and Public Lighting
  • Special project responsibility - Switching on Darwin / Smart Cities

Melissa Reiter

General Manager Government Relations & External Affairs

08 8930 0516
0419 238 360

  • Government Relations and External Affairs
  • Governance, Committees and Aldermen Liaison
  • Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
  • Community Engagement, Participation and Events
  • Strategy, Outcomes and Corporate Reporting
  • Policy and Legislation
  • Special Project Responsibility - Darwin City Deal


Chief Financial Officer

  • Finance and Revenue
  • HR and Safety
  • Corporate and Customer Services

Ron Grinsell

General Manager Engineering and City Services

08 8930 0417
0428 942 846

  • Waste and Capital Works
  • Design Development and Projects
  • Infrastructure and Maintenance
  • Special project responsibility - capital and maintenance program aligned to asset management plans

Polly Banks

General Manager Community and Regulatory Services

08 8930 0633
0408 407 836

  • Environment and Community
  • Leisure and Regulatory Services
  • Special project responsibility - Reconciliation Action Plan and Darwin Entertainment Centre

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