The City Works directorate delivers a diverse range of services, maintenance and improvements for all of Council's assets, including civil infrastructure (roads, footpaths, drainage), public domain infrastructure (town and neighbourhood centres), parks and reserves, sportsgrounds and public buildings and amenities. It also manages the delivery of the City’s essential waste services.
Director - Charles Mahfoud (Acting)
Qualifications: BE (Civil), Grad. Cert. (Business Administration), Dip. Project Management, Dip. Leadership & Management
Charles is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Engineers Australia) as well as a Registered Practising Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ) with over 20 years experience in both the private and local government sectors across a broad range of civil, construction, project management and infrastructure fields.
Throughout his time at the City of Ryde, Charles has been responsible for managing the majority of Ryde’s infrastructure assets such as roads, roadside infrastructure and furniture, stormwater drainage networks, bridges, and carparks.
In more recent years, Charles’ focus has been on asset management and the use of technology and systems to improve asset reporting, asset information and strategic asset planning. During his time at the City of Ryde, Charles was instrumental in the implementation of a new asset management system for the organisation that allows for operational, strategic and mobile asset management solutions. This has allowed Council to save time and effort and ensure the appropriate allocation of funding towards the asset classes that required these. This strategic and automated approach allowed the organisation to have a consistent approach that is no longer reliant heavily on people, but rather on processes and defined criteria.
Charles has a great passion for promoting young engineering professionals in local government and was part of the team that has managed to implement an engineering program which has enabled young engineers to gain exposure to local government engineering and industry practices.
- Manager Project Development - Ryann Midei
- Acting Manager Assets & Infrastructure - Daniel Carniero
- Manager Business Infrastructure - Ian Garland
- Manager Transport - Vacant
- Manager Operations - Stephen Ellul
- Manager Parks - Simon James