Queenstown Lakes District Council organisational review which
begins today is chief executive Adam Feeley's ''No 1
''Everything else takes a back seat to that, because
everything else on my list can't be dealt with until I have
the type of organisation that can deal with these problems,''
Mr Feeley told the Wanaka Residents Association annual
meeting last week.
The goal of the review of QLDC activities was to develop a
more efficient organisation which had greater cost
effectiveness, better skills and capabilities, and that met
the expectations of all communities within the district, Mr
He acknowledged the review, which included covering the
activities of more than 230 staff, could result in
redundancies. But rather than being purely a ''slash and burn
exercise'', it was geared at producing motivated staff and
giving the public an organisation which was easy to deal
The review would also look at the operational processes of
the council's regulatory arm, Lakes Environmental, and the
ongoing suitability - in terms of cost, efficiency and
effectiveness - of the ''council controlled organisation''
model, and any alternatives for service delivery. Mr Feeley
later told the Otago Daily Times a draft report on the
review was expected in mid-March, and the final report should
be ready in April.
Also high on Mr Feeley's to-do list, was completing a review
of QLDC camping grounds, which were ''losing money hand over
fist'', water demand management, improving the council's IT
systems so the public could do more online and addressing
concerns about the specifications of the Wanaka Sports