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More than 100 council jobs will go as Noosa waves goodbye

SUNSHINE Coast mayor Mark Jamieson has admitted "in excess of 100" jobs will be cut from council in the lead-up to de-amalgamation.

It follows the loss of at least 10 administration jobs in the past three weeks alone.

The pending job losses follow a review of the council structure late last year that was stalled by the Noosa de-amalgamation vote.

"We would have had this work under way earlier but for the referendum on de-amalgamation, and the uncertainty that's created," Cr Jamieson said.

"It's never a good time, it's never a nice time to go though these sorts of circumstances.

"The fact of the matter is, for the long-term sustainability of this council, for us to maintain faith with our ratepayers and residents, this is a step we've got to take.

"Come January 1, Sunshine Coast and Noosa will be separate councils that require a different model, to do otherwise would be absolutely irresponsible."

Of the 100 job losses, Cr Jamieson said: "Some of those have already been accounted for in terms of natural attrition and a redundancy program."

There are some 50 council jobs currently "unfilled".



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