Economic and Community Development Directorate

Debbie Bach

Debbie Bach

Debbie started her career with Northern Grampians Shire Council in 2009 as Projects & Events Officer.  Over the next couple of years she moved into Council's business services team where she worked with businesses across the shire, event organisers and tourism operators.  Debbie was then appointed to the role of Manager Economic Growth in 2012 before becoming Director of Economic & Community Development in November 2016.

A born and raised Stawell person, Debbie is passionate about the region and local communities.  She has been involved in many sporting and community organisations both at a local and regional level and enjoys volunteering her time.

Debbie has recently been accepted to participate in the LGPro Executive Leadership Program and is looking forward to working with various communities in Northern Grampians Shire, through her role as Director.
Debbie has overall responsibility for Economic & Community functions. These include;
  • Economic Investment & Marketing 
  • Business & Industry Development
  • Planning
  • Economic Research & Publications
  • Strategic & Statutory Planning
  • Tourism & Events
  • Community Services
  • Community Development
  • Leadership & Executive Management 

Economic & Community Development Managers

Naomi Goode - Manager Community Strengthening

Justine Kingan - Manager Economic Growth