New Organisational Structure
for Mackenzie District Council

1 March 2019

On Thursday last week the Council approved a new organisational structure. Suzette van Aswegen, the CEO, said, "This is a watershed moment for the Council, an exciting time. Council is responding to the community's request to change its operational model in order to better resource the organisation in pursuit of providing more effective and efficient services."

The improvement process has been in train since last December, following an independent organisational review and a comprehensive consultation process with staff and elected members. During an Extraordinary Council meeting on Thursday afternoon, Council endorsed the proposed changes, and the staff were informed of the new organisational structure.

Some services currently outsourced to organisations outside the district will be brought back in house; ensuring that service levels to ratepayers are enhanced and delivered more cost effectively. While it will serve to provide more opportunities for job seekers within the Mackenzie District, it will also enable us to retain local ratepayers' money over the medium and long term by developing our human resources and expertise locally. Other contracted services will also be reviewed.

Savings resulting from the dissolution of the old structure will contribute positively towards the creation of new roles to be based in both Twizel and Fairlie. The new structure reflects the development growth occurring in the Pukaki Ward and makes it possible to establish a managerial presence in Twizel.

The new structure will be operative from 1 May 2019.

Advertising for the new roles will commence on Wednesday 6 March 2019. Vacancies will be available through the Council's Facebook page and website under Your Council / Vacancies.

Online applications are invited.


Suzette van Aswegen
Chief Executive


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