Who’s who in 2022, Government Gurus: Greg Chemello

Published 3:10am 8 December 2022

Who’s who in 2022, Government Gurus: Greg Chemello
Words by Moreton Daily

Moreton Bay Regional Council chief executive officer Greg Chemello oversees the third largest local government in Australia.

In 2022, he and his team handed down a $816 million Budget that will deliver a record $259 million capital works program and continued the push for Moreton Bay to be designated as a city.

The Budget includes $5.2 million to upgrade the intersection of Old Gympie and Boundary roads at Dakabin; $1.45m for park upgrades at Cosmos Park, Banksia Beach; $6.5 million (including Federal funding) over two years for stage two of the soccer facilities at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex at Burpengary; $1.5 million for a homelessness support hub in Redcliffe, with State Government support, $1.5 million to upgrade Morayfield Skate Park at Sheep Station Creek Park and $4.5 million for road rehabilitation and intersection change to Boundary Road in Narangba.

There’s also $30 million to begin road and bridge construction at Youngs Crossing Rd between Petrie and Joyner; $16.6 million for work on sporting fields, a clubhouse, landscaping, road upgrades, car parking and stormwater drainage at South Pine Sporting Complex at Brendale; $2.58 million to upgrade the intersection of South Pine and Plucks roads at Arana Hills and $1.5 million to upgrade the parks at CREEC at Burpengary.

Mr Chemello heads up a team of more than 2000 staff, providing services and facilities for about 500,000 residents across a 2000sqkm area.

With an $800 million turnover and $8 billion asset base, Moreton Bay is one of the fastest growing communities in Queensland.

About Greg Chemello

Mr Chemello joined Moreton Bay Regional Council in January 2020 following an 18-month stint as Interim Administrator at Ipswich City Council during which he introduced significant reforms in the wake of the sacking of the mayor and councillors.

The Mill at Moreton Bay Board director has more than 30 years’ experience in property development, project delivery, economic development, stakeholder and community engagement and governance.

Mr Chemello has held senior professional, management and leadership roles with public and private sector property asset owners, and private sector development advisory and consulting businesses.

In December 2020, Mr Chemello was appointed to the board of the Prostitution Licensing Authority, which regulates brothels across Queensland, as a “person who represents local government” under section 102 of the Prostitution Act 1999.

He also served on the board of the Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Griffith University, and held the role of general manager of Economic Development Queensland for more than three years.

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