Sharing staff resources with neighbouring councils is proving to have many benefits for the Mid Murray Council.
The Council’s Development and Environmental Services team began exploring innovative ways to share resources with nearby councils and SA Government agencies in August 2016.
Mid Murray Council staff have assisted four other local councils in areas including planning, building and health services. They have also helped other councils implement and operate the new DACO (Dogs and Cats Online) dog and cat management system.
Other areas Mid Murray Staff are also involved with includes specialist projects for agencies including the Local Government Association and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.
Mid Murray Council Director of Development and Environmental Services Jake McVicar said the resource sharing initiative was delivering a range of benefits.
Mr McViar also said “In addition to helping build professional relationships with our adjoining Councils, this assistance has also created an extra income stream for the department,”