Norfolk Island Regional Council General Manager

Originally from Sweden, Lotta has spent 20 years in Local Government in NSW with half of that time in executive positions. Her extensive Local Government experience has been across various sized Councils with populations ranging from 1800 to 150,000 across urban, coastal and rural areas.

She is committed to using her extensive skills and knowledge of community development, strategic planning and change management to facilitate the implementation of the Vision of Norfolk Island Regional Council to be “the best small Island in the world” by working closely with the Councillors, staff, community and the Commonwealth Government. As an executive, she prides herself on having a vision and strategy in everything she does. She has in-depth knowledge of local, regional and community planning as well as governance and corporate services.

Lotta has several degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma Psychology, and she is an experienced professional who is outcomes focused and thrive on seeing an organisation progress and prosper.
Apart from healthy living, with exercise and good food, Lotta enjoys spending time in the natural environment and near the ocean, as well as reading, politics and being part of the local community.

Lotta Jackson
Address:
New Military Barracks, Kingston
Norfolk Island 2899

Postal Address:
PO Box 95
Norfolk Island 2899

Email Contact:
regionalcouncil@nirc.gov.nf

 

Finance

Financial Statements

Background:

The finance department is a small team of six staff members and are responsible for:

Resources:

Manager Finance, Grants Officer, Section Leader Finance, and 3 x Finance Officers.

The Manager Finance reports to the Group Manager Commercial.

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm (Closed Public Holidays)

Contact Us

Finance
Ground Floor
New Military Barracks
Kingston
NORFOLK ISLAND 2899
Phone: +6723 22001 (Ext 1) or +6723 23701 Fax: +6723 22885
   

Human Resources

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Background

The Human Resources section has responsibility for the implementation of the Council Workforce Plan, and for the development and implementation of all other policies affecting staff. The section is involved in areas including advice and recommendations to senior management on staffing matters, recruitment and maintenance of personnel records. The HR section also provides updates and advice to managers and employees on terms and conditions as well as entitlements, conflict resolution, identifying and arranging for training to meet compliance and skills requirement needs.

The Human Resources section carries out its functions in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Regulations and the Human Resources Policies and Procedures Manual, which is a Determination under the Act.

Resources:

The Executive Manager Governance and Human Resources has oversight of the HR section and the day to day operations are handled by the Human Resources Officer.

The Executive Manager Governance and Human Resources reports directly to the General Manager.

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Contact Us

Middle Floor
New Military Barracks
Kingston
Norfolk Island 2899
Phone: +6723 22001 (Ext 2)  
Email: hr@nirc.gov.nf  

Information Technology

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Background

The Information Technology (IT) Department provides technical support to all business areas of the Norfolk Island Regional Council, as well as the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care, Police, Courts, Tourist Bureau and Councillors offices. This support role includes providing on-site, phone and remote support to users in the large number of different technologies, platforms and applications currently in use within the Regional Council.

The IT Department also provides support to Norfolk Telecom ISP staff as an escalation point should the need arise.

Resources

The IT Department consists of four staff who report to the Manager Customer Care.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday - 8am to 4:30pm.

Contact Us

IT Department
New Military Barracks
Kingston
Norfolk Island 2899
Phone: +6723 22001 (Ext 7) Fax: +6723 23732
Email: itstaff@nirc.gov.nf  

Council Legal Adviser / Crown Counsel / Crown Prosecutor - NIDPP / Curator Of Deceased Estates

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Background

The Council Legal Adviser along with a legal secretary provides in-house legal advice and representation services to the Norfolk Island Regional Council in regard to a variety of legal matters relevant to the council and its activities, including representation of and prosecutions for the Council under sections 684(b) and 687 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW)(NI) and other laws applicable to Norfolk Island.

The Crown Counsel of Norfolk Island is a statutory position referred to in a number of laws applicable to Norfolk Island and provides legal advice and court prosecution services on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and the Norfolk Island Police Force at a territory level in addition to preparation and clearance of statutory instruments, statutory appointments and the Government Gazette for Norfolk Island. Where called upon, the Crown Counsel assists appointed statutory office holders (including the Administrator of Norfolk Island) with appropriate legal advice and where appropriate legal representation in regard to administrative law decisions and appeals. The Crown Counsel also provides services as Counsel assisting the Coroner and Deputy Coroner of Norfolk Island as well as Counsel assisting various statutory Tribunals under laws applicable to Norfolk Island.

The Curator of Deceased Estates is a separate statutory position under the Administration and Probate Act 2006 (NI) in whom the property of all deceased persons connected to Norfolk Island automatically vests until grant of probate to an executor of a Will or grant of letters of administration for persons without Wills or until other court order regarding the deceased person’s estate. The Curator administers deceased estates and property held in trust for a fee fixed by law (much like the Public Trustee service in various States and Territories of Australia). The Curator also conducts the Public Wills Service where, for a small fee, persons may have simple Wills prepared for them or they may obtain a Will for free on nominating the Curator as executor but the Curator is then entitled by law to charge a higher fee than most private lawyers in finalizing the deceased estate afterwards.

Resources

At present, all the above legal positions are undertaken by the same lawyer (subject to any conflicts of interest being identified). This role sits within the Governance and Human Resources Division of the Norfolk Island Regional Council.

Hours of Operation

Usually 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Subject to vary depending on meetings / court

Address / Contact Details

Office of the Crown Counsel and NIRC Legal Adviser
PO Box 95
New Military Barracks
Kingston, Norfolk Island 2899
Phone: (Int +6723) 22001 Ext 5 (156) Fax: (Int +6723) 23265
Email: geoff.atkinson@nirc.gov.nf  

Records

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Background

The Records Section is responsible for the movement, storage and archiving of Norfolk Island Regional Council records files. The files consist of business records and documents relating to Norfolk Island Regional Council business.

Records are important because they inform the organisation of what, where and when something was done or why a particular decision or direction was taken. Records also inform who was involved and what authority they were acting under.

Records assists other areas to achieve their goals by providing an information repository whereby background and informational documentation on various subjects and issues are maintained for future reference.

Records manage over 24,000 files. This figure does not include archived material.

Risk & Audit

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