Local Government Minister David Templeman today named Andrew Hammond as City of Perth's new chair comissioner, replacing outgoing chair Eric Lumsden.
“I want to acknowledge Eric’s efforts as the cahir, he has done a fantastic job for the city in the role to date and I wish him well in the future,” said Mr Hammond.
“I also want to thank the deputy chair Gaye McMath for all her assistance in dealing with city business during the last few months while Eric has been absent.
“Gaye and I welcome Len to the team and we are looking forward to working with him to continue to focus on priorities to get the city into good shape.”
"I'd also like to thank Eric Lumsden for his enormous contributions over the past year and a half as chair commissioner," he said.
"On a wider note, I'd like to acknowledge his outstanding service over many years in the areas of local government, planning and senior levels of the state government public sector.
"He has had a distinguished career and is held in the highest esteem by his peers and has helped shape Perth and Western Australia in many positive ways."