Fifty-two jobs will be lost and 54 jobs created in the latest
restructuring by the Tauranga City Council.
The shake-up comes 18 months after the major changes that
cleaned out nearly all the top-tier managers - a process
described as "difficult and messy years" by Terry Molloy, who
was then a councillor.
Council communications manager Frank Begley said the latest
restructuring was about making sure resources were put into
the right areas. The work has been led by chief executive
Garry Poole, who was appointed towards the end of the last
restructuring, which dragged on for two years after former
chief executive Ken Paterson died on the job and the task
passed to interim CEO Leigh Auton.
Mayor Stuart Crosby said staff were being consulted on the
draft restructuring proposal.
Mr Begley said affected staff would have first choice for the
new positions. Changes included expanding the council's group
structure to six: infrastructure services, environmental
services, organisational services, community services,
strategy, and financial services.