One good decision could lead to many more, with the Central Highlands Regional Council and state government joining forces to secure valuable training from the Queensland Ombudsman.
The Good Decisions Training course, designed to help officers make and record better administrative decisions, will be delivered to officers from both agencies in Emerald this week.
Central Highlands Mayor Cr Peter Maguire said the partnership was a fantastic networking opportunity for the two levels of government.
‘This great initiative stemmed from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) Relationship Leadership Program, which has allowed us to share leadership tools and resources,’ he said.
‘We welcome the opportunity to strengthen and build on this relationship with the Queensland Government, while also reducing costs and increasing business efficiency.’
Ms Kari Paton, a Senior Natural Resource Management Officer with DNRM said the partnership with council would provide wider benefits to the community.
‘DNRM is committed to stronger engagement with Queensland local governments and I’ve been given the opportunity to work closely with Central Highlands Regional Council,’ Ms Paton said.
‘By collaborating with council on staff training requirements we have been able to save time and money while also giving greater opportunity to local organisations to run development programs.
‘Spending time with our council counterparts has also strengthened staff relationships, which we believe will enable us to build an even more productive partnership when working on issues including the management of natural resources and state land.
‘We’ll continue to identify further opportunities for DNRM and council to work together wherever possible to ensure we’re delivering the best outcomes for the local community.’