Experienced leader squares up for new role


Larry Sengstock’s resume packs quite a punch.

As Council’s new Director for Infrastructure Services, Sengstock comes to Noosa fresh from planning and delivering Victoria’s $57 million Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre and the $19 million transformation of Traralgon Sports Stadium for Latrobe City Council.

He’s a former Chief Executive of Basketball Australia and was head of Sport and Operations for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Mr Sengstock is a highly regarded local government executive with extensive experience in business and project delivery.

He’s excited about his move to Noosa.

“I’m really looking forward to working in Noosa and using my knowledge and experience that I’ve gained over my wide and varied career to support and further develop the initiatives that are already in place for Noosa Shire,” he said.

The Maryborough-born Queenslander says teamwork is an important ingredient in success, and something he credits for his own achievements in the corporate and local government sphere as well as on court.

“Having played a team sport, you appreciate that nothing is achieved as an individual and that’s how I approach my senior management roles,” he said.

“My focus has been to make a difference and ensure I create a positive legacy.”

Noosa Council CEO Brett de Chastel said Larry’s experience and management style would be a huge asset to Council and the community.

“Larry has an impressive resume and is a quality person with extensive leadership experience,

“His proven track record of delivering a diverse range of significant infrastructure projects will prove invaluable, particularly as we prepare to deliver our biggest capital works program,” he said.

“In his most recent role at Latrobe City Council, Larry oversaw the delivery of $70 million in sporting facilities and that wealth of knowledge will be important for our Infrastructure Services department, particularly as we prepare to deliver our biggest ever capital works program,” Mr de Chastel said.

The four-time Olympian played more than 290 games for Australia, attended four World Championships, and was part of five National Basketball League championship winning teams.

A Basketball Australia Hall of Fame inductee, Sengstock holds a Masters of Business Administration from Victoria University, Bachelor of Applied Science and Physical Education and a Diploma of Education.

The 61-year-old has a close affinity with Noosa.

“In fact I started surfing at Main Beach Noosa in 1970 when there was wasn’t much more than a surf club and a few shops,” he said.

“My parents have lived in the Noosa area for 40 years and I have always considered Noosa to be my home base.”

He started work Monday June 14.