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
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.”