Despite a request to keep Newcastle City Council’s budget proposal session confidential, information has today made its way into the public arena.
Controversial cost-cutting measures discussed at last night’s briefing include a combination of 90 staff redundancies and several changes to service delivery in an effort to save almost 19-million dollars over the next 2 years.
Some of those measures could include the closure of The Loft Youth Venue along with shutting the Stockton and Beresfield Swimming Pools, and the sale of the Beresfield Golf Course.
Council’s Acting General Manager, Martin Coates says the process to address the organisation’s financial challenges is ongoing and no final decisions will be made until June.