Changing to meet growth challenge

Published 5:00am 19 May 2024

Changing to meet growth challenge
Words by Nick Crockford

A new organisational structure has been introduced at Moreton Bay City Council to better support the challenges of population growth.

It focuses on four key areas - Office of the CEO, City Administration, City Operations and City Futures.

The Office of the CEO - will continue to provide leadership and strategy and retain external relations which includes advocacy to the state and federal governments, economic development, and legal services.

City Administration - will manage functions including finance and corporate services, asset management and capital planning, procurement, and the establishment of a Project Management Office (PMO).

City Operations - will deliver the core services including asset maintenance, waste services, libraries, sport and recreation facilities, environmental services, customer service, disaster management and capital project delivery.

City Futures - will lead infrastructure and land use planning as well as be charged with digitally transforming the city.

Growth corridor

“The State Government, through their Shaping SEQ - South East Queensland Regional Plan 2023, has designated City of Moreton Bay as a significant growth corridor for South East Queensland,” CEO Scott Waters said.

“To deliver this - whether it be bolstering frontline workers and providing more bins and waste services, to planning new roads, parks, and sporting facilities, down to working with the State on future schools and healthcare - we need a more tailored approach to our workforce.

“Importantly, this is also part of Council’s commitment to ongoing good governance and continuous improvement practices.”

City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery said: “Now is the time to lay sustainable foundations for expected growth. We need to get ahead of the game.

“With projections of 300,000 new residents expected over the next 20 years, we need to change our operational approach so we can better deliver on the challenges and opportunities this brings.”

The new structure will be embedded by July 1, 2024. This new approach signals the successful implementation of all recommendations from the Grassroots Review.

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