Bass Coast,

Council’s organisation structure review delivers further efficiencies

Bass Coast Shire Council has identified further savings and efficiencies following a recent review of its organisational structure.

Council’s CEO, Paul Buckley PSM, said Council has continued to commit to meeting community expectations, especially considering the introduction of a rate cap. This includes considering the most appropriate organisational structure to best meet the objectives of the Council Plan.

“Council has been managing the introduction of rate capping while maintaining our commitment to a sustainable Long Term Financial Plan. A minor realignment to the organisation late last year prompted a review of the organisational structure, moving from four Divisions to three,” Mr Buckley said.

This is a reduction of 1.5 full time positions, effective from July 2018 and will achieve another $200,000 in savings for the 2018/19 financial year. This reduces Council’s General Managers to three positions with General Manager Governance and Healthy Communities, David Elder’s role being redundant from 1 July 2018.

“I sincerely want to thank David for his ongoing support and commitment to the organisation and Bass Coast community,” Mr Buckley said.

“David has been instrumental in leading the development of many important projects and services over his time here including the the Bass Valley Children’s Centre, various Recreation Facility Upgrades, Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre Refurbishment and the Robert Smith Art Collection, just to name a few. On behalf of all his friends and colleagues here in Bass Coast, I wish David all the best in the future.”