19 Sep 2014

Council staff shuffle cost over $1m

3:57 pm on 19 September 2014

The Christchurch City Council has revealed a restructuring of its staff has cost the city more than $1 million.

Christchurch City Council

Main council building in Christchurch. Photo: SUPPLIED

The council says the restructuring, which began in September last year, cost nearly $700,000 in redundancy payments to 26 employees and more than $300,000 in consultancy fees.

The council's chief operating officer, Jane Parfitt, said the restructuring had saved $1.2 million in total, and about $200,000 after cost.

She says even with redundancy and consultancy costs, in four years the council will have saved more than $3 million.

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