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The department is delivering short and long-term solutions for strong local government.
Strong, sustainable and resilient local governments are a key focus of the department along with community planning, asset management and financial management that will deliver improved capability. The department will ensure the state has strong local governments and lead and guide national debate on local government issues.
The Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience reports to the Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience the Honourable David Crisafulli MP
Craig Evans is the Director-General, Department of Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience.
Previously, Craig was the Deputy Director-General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet and held various positions within Brisbane City Council, including Executive Manager, Disaster Response and Recovery.
Craig has had an extensive military career, held the position of Chief of Staff for the Lord Mayor (2004-2006) and has also worked for a number of Australian based professional services companies in the Middle East and Asia.
He has studied Strategic and Global Security in the Indian National Defence College, New Delhi and holds a Master of Defence Studies from the University of New South Wales.
Craig has also a Graduate Diploma of Defence Studies (Public Policy and Strategic Security) from Deakin University, was a Graduate at the Australian Army Command and Staff College in 1993 and holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of New South Wales.
Craig was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia in 2001.
Steve commenced with the Queensland Government in July 2010 as Executive Director, Local Government Services. Prior to this appointment, Steve was the National Chief Executive Officer of the Planning Institute of Australia based in Canberra. He has 30 years experience working in local government in New South Wales and Queensland in a variety of roles including as chief executive officer of three different councils. He was Chief Executive Officer of Isis Shire Council based in Childers for nine years until its amalgamation with Bundaberg Regional Council in 2008. He has tertiary qualifications in local government, business, management and law.