Restructure means council needs to hire more staff

THE restructure of the Southern Downs Regional Council in March this year left the council needing to hire eight new people.

The positions were replacement roles for infrastructure services manager, corporate services manager, water and sewerage manager, senior customer response co-ordinator and media adviser.

New roles that combine two old ones are planning and development manager, development engineer, and business and communication services manager.

Southern Downs Regional Council manager of human resources Louise Harding said the interview process for all positions would be completed by the end of the week.

She said she was pleased with the number and standard of the applications received.

Ms Harding said the plan was to make offers for all eight positions by mid-May.

The restructure was estimated to save the ratepayers $1.3 million next financial year.



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