New heads of amalgamated Government Departments announced

Government Relations, Politics

Cannings Purple 5 May 2017
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At the beginning of May, a shake up of the WA public sector was announced, Director Astrid Serventy discusses the details provided by the McGowan Government on who will be leading the new departments.

The new agency heads will be instructed to deliver a 20 per cent reduction in the 521-member Senior Executive Service, the State’s most senior bureaucrats.

The move is in line with the McGowan Government’s commitment to deliver a 40 per cent reduction in government departments.

Western Australia’s 41 Government departments will be reduced to 25 by July this year.  See the list of amalgamated departments here.

Cannings Purple will provide updates on public sector changes as they become available.

Astrid Serventy leads Cannings Purple’s Government Relations team, which has expertise across WA, federal and local government, energy, resources, agriculture, education, health, construction and property development. She has advised ministers at both state and federal levels. Contact Astrid