Appointment of Acting General Manager

Published on 05 April 2023


At its Extra Ordinary meeting held on Tuesday 4th April 2023, Council voted to move a motion to appoint Mr Hugh Percy as the Acting General Manager of the Walgett Shire Council.

Mr Percy has over 50 years’ experience working in Local Government and as an active member of the local government managers association. Throughout his career he has undertaken various roles including General Manager of the former Queanbeyan Shire Council and assisted Walgett Shire Council during their period of Administration in 2004-2006.

Mr Percy will remain as Acting General Manager until such time that Council appoints a permanent General Manager.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Michael Urquhart, Council’s previous General Manager for his commitment to the Walgett Shire and its communities.

Mr Percy can be contacted through Walgett Shire Council Administration office on 6828 6100 or by email

Jane Keir