Shelley Wharton

Shelley is an environmental engineer with 20 years’ experience in local government leadership roles across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau Northland.

Her current role is Manager, Infrastructure Planning and Capital Works at Whangārei District Council.

Shelley is passionate about environmental outcomes related to three waters, and particularly interested in the future of partnering with tangata whenua to achieve Te Mana o te Wai outcomes.

Much of her career has been leadership roles in local government and three waters, specialising in stormwater management and the delivery of strategic and complex programmes and projects from planning to policy to construction, water sensitive design, three waters, land development, engineering standards, and guidelines for sustainable stormwater practices