Tweed Council's general manager Troy Green.
Tweed Council's general manager Troy Green. Blainey Woodham

Tweed GM job attracts 38 applicants

THIRTY eight people have applied for the general manager's job at Tweed Shire Council but they do not include the man currently acting in the position Troy Green.

A council spokeswoman revealed Mr Green, the council's acting GM and technology and corporate services director, had not applied for the job.

The first round of interviews concluded 10 days ago with shortlisted candidates to undergo a second interview shortly, Mayor Barry Longland said before declining to reveal any more details.

An announcement on the successful candidate is expected to go before council next month.

The previous general manager David Keenan, who was appointed in March 2012, was sacked in March this year sparking widespread controversy.

A subsequent State Government review by the Division of Local Government vindicated council's decision.

Mayor Barry Longland was at first tight-lipped about the reasons for the sacking.

But after the review was handed down he said Mr Keenan was a "lone ranger" who had been "acting outside the knowledge or authority of the elected body".

Mr Keenan has declined to publicly comment.

A professional social media profile for Mr Keenan reads "seeking new opportunities".



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