Slashing red tape saves ratepayers more than $300,000

Date published: 13 September 2018

Townsville City Council has saved over $300,000 by cutting red tape and streamlining procurement processes.

Council has slashed its paperwork by 99% for wet hire contracts and personal protective equipment uniform suppliers – awarding a public tender to manage these contracts.

Governance and Finance Committee Chair Verena Coombe said Council’s transformation has reduced inefficiencies and duplications – allowing more resources to be invested in front line services and infrastructure.

“Streamlining our internal processes has saved ratepayers more than $300,000,” Cr Coombe said.

“This money can be invested right throughout our community in services and projects that are important to residents.”

Cr Coombe said Council’s transformation process started two years ago and was continuing to pay dividends to our community.

“These reforms are having real financial benefits for ratepayers by slashing red tape and re-investing those savings into the community,” Cr Coombe said.

Cr Coombe said Council is implementing simpler processes to manage contracts and contractors – saving ratepayers significantly.

“We are transforming to become a simpler, faster and better Council by being more efficient with our resources,” Cr Coombe said.

“This makes working with Council easier for both local businesses and residents as it frees up resources to then focus on the needs of our community.”