Mr Paul has been council’s General Manager since 2003 and has served in local government for more than 42 years.

Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman, thanked Mr Paul for his long service and commitment to council during the past 16 years.

“Clarence has an enviable reputation as a standout council in the state, and Andrew should be very proud of the achievements of council during his tenure,” Mayor Chipman said.

“Andrew has overseen a significant growth phase of Clarence with council now in a strong and sustainable financial position.

“During his tenure with council we have seen the expansion of sewerage and water to Cambridge which has resulted in the significant industrial and commercial growth in the area, the implementation of robust asset management planning, the development of our wonderful parks and trail networks and community service initiatives.

“I extend my sincere thanks to Andrew for his dedicated service to council and wish him all the best for his retirement.”

Mr Paul’s last day of work will be 5 July 2019.

Council is expected to commence the recruitment process for a new General Manager shortly.