Council Information

Council Departments

Interim Chief Executive Officer


Michelle McFadyen


Infrastructure Manager

Trevor Stewart

Commenced employment in August 2011.

trevor stewart


Trevor started with the Diamantina Shire Council in January 1983 as a labourer and plant operator then became Works Foreman 1992.

In 1996 he became Works Overseer before leaving the Shire in July 2001 to work for a civil construction company in Toowoomba. One of Trevor’s biggest achievements when working for the company was being made foreman in charge of the civil works on the multi-story carpark at the Brisbane International Airport.

Trevor returned in 2011 as Works Manager.

He has three children, two of whom went to primary school in both Bedourie and Birdsville.


Governance and Compliance Manager                              


Ronald Fenner                                

Commenced employment in September 2021.

Ron has extensive experience in senior Local Government Management roles, more recently in Cape York and prior to that in Central Queensland and has a Bachelors’ degree from the University of Southern Queensland.                                                  

Ron’s focus is on providing good governance systems in order to assist council in better managing its affairs. 

He enjoys the outdoor lifestyle remote councils provide.