Lithgow City Council has appointed a new general manager.
Councillors voted unanimously on Thursday to give Graeme Faulkner the position and he is expected to begin his duties in around three weeks.
Mr Faulkner has formerly served as the general manager of the councils of Wagga Wagga, Bega Shire, Hawkesbury and Byron Bay.
He has most recently worked as the general manager of the Service Relationships and Safety and Compliance divisions at Roads and Maritime Services.
Andrew Muir has been serving as the acting general manager since the departure of former general manager Roger Bailey in October last year.