Budget cuts could mean job losses for Catchment Management Authority
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 03:38, Tuesday 5 June 2012
The West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority says jobs may be lost and services reduced due to funding cuts in the state budget.
A spokesperson for the Authority said in a media release jobs could go following “significant” cuts in agency and Catchment Management Authority funding in the 2012/2013 Victorian State Budget.
“This is a big change for the organisation and means that some employees will be either redeployed or made redundant,” the spokesperson said.
“A range of support services in the form of employment assistance, training and counselling services will be available for employees affected by the restructure.”
The spokesperson said the Authority’s ability to act will be restrained due to the cuts.
“The shift in funding means that our delivery approach will alter to focus on servicing statutory and planning requirements and high quality project management and delivery across the region rather than on broad scale river health projects,” the spokesperson said.
“The amount of on-ground project work and our ability to respond to landholders in the next financial year will be limited.”
The announcement comes after GippsTAFE CEO Dr Peter Whitley warned of up to 15 job losses at its Warragul campus due to budget cuts. Read more: [Click here]
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