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General Manager pays tribute to highly respected staff member

Shoalhaven City Council General Manager, Russ Pigg has expressed his deepest sympathies after the passing away of Council’s Projects and Contract Manager, Cliff Harris on Tuesday night.

 

Cliff passed away after a brief battle with illness.

 

Beginning his career with Council as a work experience student in December 1979, Cliff was offered the position of Junior Assistant Engineer in June 1981 pending the completion of his degree.

 

From December 1981 to August 1984 Cliff worked as an Engineer in Sewerage Operations and Contracts before taking up the role of the Basin District Engineer in 1989.

 

Cliff then undertook the position of Central Shoalhaven Construction Engineer in 1992 and then from 1995 until 2007 managed many key projects.

 

He became the Manager of the Project Delivery Unit in 2007.

 

General Manager, Russ Pigg said Cliff had made a lasting contribution to the organisation describing him as one of the most experienced and astute engineers he had worked with.

 

“Council is extremely saddened at the loss of one of the organisations most esteemed and popular employees.”

 

“Since officially starting his career with Council in 1981 Cliff has proven to be one of the most reliable and hardworking employees within the organisation.”

 

“Most importantly, Cliff held a unanimous reputation as being a terrific bloke and a loyal mate to a good many of his fellow staff members.”

 

“It was only three weeks ago that Cliff along with three of his best work mates competed in the testing annual NSW Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield.”

 

“The group finished second out of 125 local, interstate and international teams.”

 

“Cliff was an extremely generous and gentle man and would always put the needs of the organisation and the community at the forefront of his work.”

“It goes without saying that the entire organisation is extremely saddened at the loss of one of the Council’s most esteemed, well liked and respected employees.”

 

“Cliff will be greatly missed by all those that had the pleasure of working alongside him.”

 

“On behalf of Council I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Cliff’s wife, Michelle, their children and the rest of his family.”

 

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