Raymond Sexton-The Tangible PM


With four decades of experience in multiple countries, Raymond now is based in Dunolly in the Central Goldfields quietly progressing his family’s restoration project with his wife Allison.

He also has been performing the part-time role of Senior Project Manager in the Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities at Mount Alexander Shire Council in Central Victoria. In the role since early November 2020, he has progressively become familiar with the various systems and procedures used in delivering projects for the Council in line with Victorian State legislation and requirements.

His interest in regional projects is driven by some life changing events in the last number of years as he returned to Australia after 22 years in Ireland. His journey towards Victoria was triggered by his Melbourne born wife securing a Senior Role in a healthcare facility in Melbourne.

Then in 2020 they purchased a rural property in Dunolly including an old cottage needing renovation. Between the newly discovered joy of the Victorian countryside, his growing interest in the environment and local Indigenous and Colonial heritage he is enthused by any opportunity to both enjoy the rural lifestyle and make a positive impact on the regional community.

Finally, let us say that he is a devout believer in consultation and meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders, as we make our environment, and our environment makes us. This is why he really loves the idea of engaging further with regional projects and community stakeholders.

He is very well qualified and experienced with a particular interest in early stage projects and projects that have become snared or in an administrative quagmire.

Qualification Details

University College Cork, Bachelor of Engineering, Civil, BE, 1983-IRELAND

University of Strathclyde, Master of Science, Marine Technology, MSc, 1987-SCOTLAND

University of Melbourne, Master of Business Administration, Business, MBA, 2016-AUSTRALIA

Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Raymond Sexton
Chartered Engineer
BE (Civil), MSc, MBA, CEng FIEI MCIArb
+61 406 850 709

Outline of Recent Central Victorian Projects

  • Bill Woodfull Recreation Flood Lighting Upgrade, Maldon ($450k)-Ongoing
  • Bill Woodfull All Gender Change Facilities, Maldon ($1.8 M)-Ongoing
  • Castlemaine Market Building-Stone Plinth Restoration Trial-Heritage Victoria($200k)-Ongoing
  • Trial Anti-Graffiti CCTV Project-Castlemaine ($40k)-Ongoing
  • Harcourt Men’s Change Rooms Upgrade($150k)-Complete
  • Restoration of Main Gate & Fountain at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens-Complete
  • Newstead Recreation Reserve-Flood Lighting Upgrade ($400k)-Complete
  • Harcourt Female Friendly Changerooms ($1.2 M)-Complete
  • Castlemaine Public Library-Meeting Room ($60k)-Complete
  • Castlemaine Botanical Gardens-Lighting Upgrade ($200k)-Complete
  • Resolving miscellaneous legacy snagging Items from prior to my start

Recent Successes:

  • Building Permit for All Gender Change Facilities, Maldon, Victoria
  • Appointment of Contractors and Suppliers for multiple projects
  • Advertising, Evaluation and Appointment of Contractor for All Gender Change Facilities, Lighting Project and Various other projects.
  • Co-ordination of Value Management Exercises
  • Application and Receipt of Multiple Heritage Victoria Permits and Exemptions
  • Completion of Land Use Activity Agreement (LUAA) Training
  • Selection of Preferred Bidder for the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens-Lighting Upgrade
  • Building Permit and Section 29a for Demolition of Public Toilets at Harcourt Recreation Reserve
  • Building Permit-Harcourt Female Friendly Changerooms-Received
  • Member of the Gender Equity Taskforce & Corporate Culture Focus Groups

Relationships Developed:

  • Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Team, MASC
  • Building Surveying Department, MASC
  • Planning Department, MASC
  • Castlemaine Public Library
  • Harcourt Recreation Reserve Coordination Group
  • Contractors, Consultants and Building Surveyors
  • Heritage Victoria
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victorian State Government
  • Dja Dja Wurrung-Land Use Activity Agreement Team
  • Maldon Football Netball Club
  • Sports Recreation Victoria
  • Coliban Water & Powercor

MASC Systems Experience:

  • TRIM Document Management System
  • EBMS Procurement System
  • Pulse Project Management Systems
  • TechOne-Management Information System
  • Procore Contract Management System
  • Zoom & Teams Teleconferencing Systems
  • Outlook Email and Calendar Management System

Procedures Learned:

  • Building Permit Applications
  • Planning Permit Applications
  • Heritage Permits & Exemptions
  • Pre-Application Heritage Consultation
  • Securing Land Owner’s Permission for Development
  • Securing Approval under the Land Use Activity Agreement with Dja Dja Wurrung
  • Procurement Processes and Thresholds
  • Tender Evaluation Matrix and Tender Evaluation Reports
  • Grant Applications & Project Cost Estimates.