NEW Camden Council general manager Ron Moore is looking forward to tackling the challenges facing the area.
Mr Moore started as general manager this week after having worked at Blacktown Council for 23 years.
He says he hopes to help Camden Council grow successfully and build on the existing foundations.
"It is our goal to build a strong and productive relationship with the state government to deliver the resources and infrastructure necessary," he said. "We've already made a strong start through our recent meeting with the NSW Premier and ministers.
"It will also be important to continue our strong relationships with our neighbouring councils."
Mr Moore said infrastructure and the changing local government sector were going to be some of the biggest challenges facing the council in the near future.
"With so much growth and development predicted for the Camden area, it will be essential for the council to plan and deliver the necessary infrastructure and facilities while remaining sensitive to the impact on current residents," he said.
"It will also be essential to capitalise on the fantastic place Camden is to ensure that our rapidly expanding area continues to be a place of choice for people to live.
"At Camden we have the wonderful opportunity to evolve as an organisation, complementary to the area's rapid expansion, and be a contemporary role model for local government."
Mr Moore said he was looking forward to serving "my own community and being part of Camden and its council's expanding future while helping Camden become a benchmark for local government excellence."
Mr Moore succeeds Greg Wright, whose contract was terminated in November last year.
The new general manager will be required to present a report to the council at a meeting this month detailing the cost to ratepayers of paying Mr Wright's contract out and of hiring Mr Moore.