26 August 2016 16:30
City of Ballarat Plans for the Future
City of Ballarat CEO Justine today announced the organisation’s structure will be realigned within existing staff numbers and budget.
City of Ballarat CEO Justine Linley today announced the organisation’s structure will be realigned within existing staff numbers and budget. The change will come into effect on Monday 29 August, 2016.
Ms Justine Linley said the announcement came during an era of growth and change for the organisation and Ballarat.
“It is a time of change within the organisation itself with some people leaving to pursue career and family opportunities. It is a time of change in Ballarat, which is one of Australia’s fastest growing regional centres. As the capital of Western Victoria, we are a dynamic and vibrant city that is focused on being progressive, optimistic and innovative,” Ms Linley said.
“The realigned structure will ensure the City of Ballarat is flexible and is able to adapt quickly to change. It is all about working smarter, taking the organisation's overall efficiencies to the next level and having greater accountability,” she said.
“For me as CEO, this realignment means the number of people who report directly to me will be reduced from eight to five. For employees it means having a clearer and more streamlined chain of command and line of accountability to help them continue to deliver vital work on behalf of our community. For the organisation it means being in the best shape to deliver the strategic direction set by our Councillors in the Council Plan. For the community it means having greater confidence in the organisation’s accountability.”
The functional areas of the organisation are outlined in the following diagram.
Glenn Kallio will be Director Business Services, Angelique Lush will be Acting Director Development and Planning, Terry Demeo will be Director Infrastructure and Environment, Neville Ivey will be Director Community Development, and Cameron Duthie will lead the Policy and Innovation portfolio.
CEO Justine Linley is available for comment.