WPRD Staff

   Anne Coffey Acting Executive Officer





Heather - WPRDHeather Blackley  Manager of Youth Services / Senior Project Officer

Heather joined the WPRD team in 2002 as project officer and manager of the work for the Dole Team [WFTD]. With a background in welfare work and childcare, Heather has brought an incredible amount of experience and knowledge to her role. The WFTD team formed many partnerships with local service groups, annual event s, activities and regular functions. The program assisted many unemployed people to gain confidence, learn new skills and find employment.

As the WFTD program finished, Heather was appointed to manager of Youth Services and Project Officers. Lachlan Shire Youth Services provides activities program and Co-ordination of Youth Centres in Condo, Lake Cargelligo, Tulli & Tottenham. Project officer covers many different projects and assists in the community. Some of these are ; The Coordination of Condobolin Interagency, International Women’s Day function, International Day for Disability, Seniors Week, Youth Week, Naidoc Celebration and Domestic Violence Committee. Heather works in partnership with many different services and strives for a better quality of life for families in our community; Heather believes in equality amongst people and has a strong sense of social Justice

bank_jo Jo Fisher  Finance Officer

After eighteen years of being a proprietor of a local hairdressing salon I was lucky enough to have the break to join the WPRD team in 2012.Originally being a “city” girl, I was fortunate to meet my farmer husband and along with our three daughters we run a wheat, sheep and cattle enterprise in the Tullamore area.

Upon selling my business and spending a couple of years with my children I was ready for a career change along with the desire to pursue and further educate myself in the area of financial administration. A chance sighting of a positions vacant ad gave me this break I was looking for. My job as Finance Officer at WPRD keeps me on my toes and has been a wonderful experience which I thoroughly enjoy. Other team members are always supportive and their dedication continually amazes me in initiating and carrying a broad range of programs all for benefit and improvement of the local communities.


 susan  Susan Bennett  Executive Administrative Officer

Susan joined the WPRD in September 2016 as Executive  Administration Officer.  Susan moved to Condobolin in 2009 and has worked in an administrative and nursing role at The Village for a number of years and has been working with Australia Post as a mail contractor since 2005.

Susan studied at Charles Sturt University and has worked in tourism and hospitality around Australia since the 1980’s.  Enjoying the      diversity of her roles Susan has experience in event management, catering, media and business administration.

Susan is originally from Melbourne and has family in Victoria, NSW and Queensland and New Zealand.


 ash Ashleigh McRae  Customer Service Officer

Ashleigh joined the WPRD team in 2016 as a customer service officer working in the Centrelink Agency and Bendigo Bank Agency.  Ashleigh is an Indigenous local, born and raised in Condobolin.

Educated at Condobolin High School Ashleigh has worked with Verto as an employment consultant and also with the Condobolin Public School as a Norta Norta Tutor which she found very fulfilling.

Ashleigh is currently studying a Diploma in Community Services which she hopes to complete in 2017.

Ash is a proud mother of her seven year old son and an active member of the Condobolin community.


  Aliesha Harris  TAP Coordinator

Aliesha joined the WPRD team in 2016 as the TAP (training as parents) coordinator. Her role is to engage Indigenous Parents and to support and encourage their involvement in their child/childrens education and schooling needs.

Her past experience working for Centacare as a family worker is a great foundation for the role she plays.

Aliesha is an Indigenous woman from Lake Cargelligo and has lived in Condobolin for the past six years. She is a proud mother of two sons, and an active member of the Condobolin community.



Cathy Todd  Customer Service Officer Centrelink & Bendigo Bank