City of Subiaco to investigate restructuring and relolaction of services and staff

SUBIACO Council could turn its council chamber into offices, redevelop its museum and sell a community centre in changes being investigated to cope with shrinking staff and services.

“Over the past couple of years, the City’s organisational structure has changed significantly, with four directorates being reduced to three, the City moving out of the Home and Community Care (HACC) program and 50 staff positions being made redundant,” a report stated at Tuesday’s meeting.

Most of the changes resulted from the anticipated merger with the Town of Cambridge that collapsed during the previous state government.

The report said the council needed to bring together its staff from technical services, community development and library in new offices under one roof at the current Rokeby Road council headquarters.

At the meeting, councillors agreed to investigate allocating $500,000 during November’s 2017-18 budget review to initially improve existing work stations at the council’s headquarters on Rokeby Road.