Citation – Mr Terry Buss
Mr Terry Joseph BUSS, Prospect SA 5082
For outstanding public service to local government in South Australia.
Mr Buss has been an outstanding public servant having a long and distinguished career in the local government sector. He has provided strong leadership and direction in many executive roles across many local councils in the state.
Since 2008 his work in leading the Project Steering Group (PSG), and the development of a stormwater management plan for the Brown Hill Keswick Creek (BHKC), has been significant. This has involved a collaborative approach working with CEO’s from the Adelaide, Burnside, Mitcham, Unley and West Torrens Councils. He led the PSG team to deliver this major project outcome for over 230,000 members of the wider Adelaide community who reside within the BHKC catchment area.
His dedication and hard work, and that of the PSG, came to fruition when the Stormwater Management Plan was officially gazetted on 7 March 2017. This achievement has been sought by state and local governments for over 50 years and it was his leadership and approach that helped the Management Plan eventuate.
As Chief Executive Officer of West Torrens he has been part of projects and programs that have delivered significant results for the council and ratepayers. He has fostered deals that have not only helped the council but also the state of South Australia, including with Adelaide Airport Limited and the sale of the Brickworks Markets.
Mr Buss has been an incredible mentor providing advice for all in council and his leadership has been integral in ensuring success of many projects for the community.