City of Perth chief executive Frank Edwards has announced his retirement after more than a decade of service.
The long-time servant of the City informed his colleagues, including Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, of his decision this morning.
Mr Edwards, who began in the position in April 2002, will finish with the City in September.
Mr Edwards said he felt it was time for new leadership to take the organisation forward.
"It has been an exciting 10 years that has seen the City grow and develop, along with the realisation of several long-held visions for the city, such as the City Link and Waterfront projects," he said.
Ms Scaffidi said Mr Edwards had served the City with great distinction during a period of rapid growth in the city.
She paid tribute to his managerial style, leadership skills and expertise.
She said she had worked well with Mr Edwards but appreciated his desire to retire.A spokesman for the city said the departure date would allow plenty of time to find a replacement and ensure a smooth transition.
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