Cr Paul Spooner has confirmed with The Echo that Byron Shire Council’s general manager (GM) Ken Gainger will be resigning in January.
Comment was sought from staff, yet no answer was received by deadline.
Mr Gainger will leave the post with around three years left on his contract and amid growing controversy over the town’s masterplan roll out and resistance to paid parking in Brunswick Heads and Bangalow.
During his five years in Byron Council, he restructured executive management and also oversaw a rate rise for a 33.55 per cent cumulative increase over four years to be retained permanently in the rate base. Roads and infrastructure was also a focus, with a comprehensive audit undertaken and an increased budget. Forward planning strategies were also completed.