TK takes on new role

 

 

• Tekohi Rivera, who is fine with being known as TK, is the new Director of Infrastructure Services at Lachlan Shire Council. MB

 

By Melissa Blewitt

Lachlan Shire Council (LSC) has a new Director of Infrastructure Services.

He has replaced Phil King, who left in June this year.

Tekohi Rivera, is no stranger to Condobolin, having previously worked for the LSC in 2009 in a temporary role (maternity relief) as acting operations manager.

Tekohi, who is fine with being known as TK, is excited to be back in a place where he formed fond memories and friendships.

“I remember many people from my time here and they remember me, so I am very happy to be back,” he said.

Prior to commencing work in his new position, TK worked as Project Manager for the Roads and Maritime Services at Parkes in their Infrastructure Development and Delivery section.

Before that he had an overseas posting on the island nation of Nauru, working for their government leading its phosphate mining and land rehabilitation operations.

TK said he has worked in various parts of Australia, including five years in the Pilbara region during the recent resource sector boom. There he gained valuable experience in the project management of a range of engineering works in remote locations. However, TK was quick to add, that he has always kept a close eye on the Lachlan Shire.

“I have been watching the Lachlan Shire for the past eight years, as to how it has been travelling through the drought and most recently the NSW Government amalgamation process,” he explained.

“They [LSC] have faced significant challenges. They have always proved themselves to be resilient in the tough times.

“I am very grateful that the opportunity has come up now and that I was in the area where I could take up the position.

“My wife and three children are also looking forward to living in Condobolin.” As soon as he finds suitable accommodation in the Shire, TK said he will relocate his family.

TK believes LSC has a strong future, and he is looking forward to being part of a leadership team that grows and develops with the community.

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