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Decision looms on council de-merger staff transfer numbers

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council says the number of staff who will shift to the new Noosa Council should be revealed this week.
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The Sunshine Coast Regional Council says the number of staff who will shift to the new Noosa Council should be revealed this week.

Up to 450 full-time equivalent positions will be transferred across on January 1 when the Noosa region splits from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

There are concerns the new council will have more staff than jobs and may have to make some people redundant.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson says it will be up to Noosa’s transfer manager to deal with any issues regarding the future of staff who will shift over to the new council.

“Yes I’m anticipating from advice from our chief executive, John Knaggs, that those numbers will be finalised and a number of people have already been advised that they will be going to work in Noosa and they logically or indeed work out of a Noosa location,” he said.

“It will somewhere between 365 and 450 people and I don’t think anyone will be surprised by it being at the higher end.

“The decision about their futures rests with the Noosa Council.

“Now that council isn’t even elected until November 9 but obviously the transfer manager is in place to deal with some of those issues.”