Council defends staff workshops
WARWICK business owners have expressed concern over a series of council team-building workshops held this week which they say have delayed vital flood repairs.
The Daily News today fielded calls from business people frustrated at still-cut roads hampering their ability to operate as normal and asking why the workshops weren't postponed until priority roadworks had been completed.
The workshops are part of a $150,000 council program to build better team morale and staff relationships following amalgamation of the Warwick and Stanthorpe shires in 2008.
They have been held yesterday and today at the Warwick Showgrounds in the Douglas Feez pavilion.
Mayor Peter Blundell has defended holding the workshops, saying the facilitator had been booked in well ahead of the January floods.
He says the sessions were split over two days which meant only half the council workforce had been offline at a time.
All council staff have been required to attend.
FULL STORY IN TOMORROW'S DAILY NEWS.