Council cutback cars in workforce downsize

DRIVERS will be sharing the roads with fewer council cars as the organisation scales back its fleet.

It's part of a downsizing among the council's workforce and services, which has seen the number of cars and trucks it owns drop from 250 to 200 - a 20% reduction.

Council officer Cale Dendle said the council no longer had a need for the same volume of vehicles with services such as a courier travelling between council offices in Miriam Vale, Calliope and Gladstone.

"We've been going over everything with a fine tooth comb and looking for efficiencies," Mr Dendle said.