The resignation of Janet Dore today marks the end of an era at Newcastle City Council.
The Property Council said that Ms Dore’s contribution to the city of Newcastle over the past nine years has been of great value.
"The Hunter Chapter of the Property Council enjoyed a strong working relationship with Ms Dore, who always demonstrated genuine interest in addressing industry concerns", said Bob Hawes, Chair, Hunter Chapter Committee.
"Janet has given strong and creative leadership at the helm of Newcastle Council over almost a decade, and she leaves behind a valuable legacy to build upon. "We wish Janet all the best in her new role with the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria and with her role of supporting her ill mother.
"As our city enters a period of unprecedented growth and change it will be crucial to ensure that suitable new leadership is in place for Newcastle City Council", Mr Hawes said. "Recent reports on the health of local Government have highlighted some of the difficulties council’s face but Newcastle has continually scored highly and this is in no small measure attributable to Janet’s stewardship"
The Property Council believes significant challenges still lay ahead and will continue to work closely with Council on issues such as funding and prioritisation of infrastructure, mine subsidence and the ongoing development and delivery of the Newcastle City Centre Plan.
Contact: Bob Hawes, Chair, Hunter Chapter Committee 0418 496 745