Penrith Council General Manager Warwick Winn will step down from his role at the end of next month.
It ends a four-year term with the Council.
“It has been an absolute honour and privilege to have led this great organisation and contributed to the transformation of Penrith City,” Mr Winn said.
“The incredible staff who work at Council have achieved so much over the past four years, and I would like to sincerely thank them for their dedication and commitment to the community.”
Mr Winn said it was a “difficult decision” to leave Penrith, but he was taking up an opportunity on the NSW South Coast.
“It has been personally rewarding to see progress unfold on some of Council’s major City-shaping projects, such as City Park and Regatta Park,” said Mr Winn.
Mr Winn led the continuation and innovation of service delivery for the community through two years of unprecedented upheaval created by COVID-19 lockdowns and natural disasters.
Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said: “I would like to thank Mr Winn for his outstanding service and leadership, particularly during the challenges of the pandemic and back-to-back flooding emergencies. I join my fellow Councillors in wishing him all the best for the future.”
Mr Winn will remain in the role until the end of October to ensure a smooth transition to an interim leader, as the search for a new General Manager commences.