22 Mar 2012

Auckland council embarks on new internal reorganisation

9:28 am on 22 March 2012

Auckland Council is embarking on a major re-organisation, 18 months after being created in the super city reforms.

The merger of eight local bodies to form Auckland Council was one of the country's biggest organisational shake-ups.

Restructuring and hundreds of job losses occurred, mostly in management.

The focus will now shift mostly to the council's frontline work.

The Transformation Project could take a year and a half and aims to provide better service as well as being more cost-efficient.

Public sector union PSA, which represents several thousand council staff, says its input has been aimed at enabling the council to do more, rather than cut staff.

A council spokesman says the project is in its early stages, working out what resources it needs.