Extension planned to give councillors more office space
THE Fraser Coast Regional Council has called for tenders to expand its administration centre to give councillors more room to work.
The Tavistock St admin centre is the base of the council's operations in Hervey Bay.
The proposed extension is to provide open space office area for five to six councillors at any given time.
Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the small expansion - which he described as a "cost-effective module", would provide more working space in the overcrowded lunch room.
"We can have 10 councillors working in that area at any one time ... (they'll) gravitate between Hervey Bay or Maryborough," he said.
Councillors now work at an open-plan station in the existing lunchroom.
Cr O'Connell said the expansion would have two computers for councillor use.
"Instead of meeting people in the lunch room, or doing computer work or email work in the lunchroom, we'll have some hot-desks," he said.
Cr O'Connell said most of the councillors were working out of their homes or cars.