It is time for change in the structure of Newcastle Council administration.
At the beginning of each Council term, the new Council must determine an appropriate organisation structure, those positions within the organisation structure that are senior staff positions and the resources to be allocated towards the employment of staff. (Section 332 of the Local Government Act 1993) It can redetermine the structure at other times as well.
At the beginning of the last term of Council, I unsuccessfully tried to get a flatter, more customer-focussed organisation. Instead we got a further concentration of the Council silos from 5 down to 4.
We now have the opportunity to get a flatter, more customer-focussed organisation.
I urge my fellow councillors to support a flatter, more customer-focussed organisation.