4.10 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE It is entirely reasonable for residents and ratepayers to expect that your council organisation is structured to most effectively meet the service needs of the community, with clear operational and reporting arrangements.
BEFORE ADMINISTRATION Prior to interim administration, Ipswich City Council had seven departments:
Community and Customers
Council Mayor and Councillors
Office of the Administrator
Chief Executive Officer
Arts, Social Development and Community Engagement
Economic Development and Marketing
Finance and Corporate Services
Health, Security and Regulatory Services
Planning and Development
Works, Parks and Recreation
Figure 1 - Previous Organisational Structure
WHAT WE DID A priority for council’s new CEO, David Farmer, in 2019 was to reduce the number of departments and complete a functional restructure of the
organisation that would allow for more efficient service delivery to the community. This restructure was completed over six months.