We issued a media release noting the quarterly update of the Transformation Program.
Martin Cutter - CEO:
The Transformation Program and associated projects are a key priority for the organisation, led by the CEO.
As part of the Transformation Program a review was conducted by an external firm on how the City manages corporate affairs.
This was the only time in 2017-18 that the City used an external firm with respect to reputational management.
In the proposed 2018-19 Budget there is no dedicated funding allocated for reputational management.
I will be assessing the recommendations of the review in the next quarter to determine the best approach for the City in regards to corporate affairs.
Allocation of EFT (employed full time positions) within the Mayor and Councillors Support Unit and Corporate Communications and Marketing Services has remained consistent from 2017-18 to 2018-19.