VIC: Gov't committee to improve public services

Electricity suppliers can often benefit from governmental regulation, sector upgrades and changes in industry frameworks.

As a consequence of these activities, energy consumers may experience a reduction in prices, increase in services and more efficient delivery.

Public and private service users in Victoria may see some of these types of benefits in the near future, as the government announced today the establishment of a taskforce to oversee a comprehensive service overhaul in the state.

Premier Ted Baillieu said the Better Services Taskforce, helmed by secretary of the department of premier and cabinet Helen Silver, will make sure that Victorians are getting a better level of service without extra taxes being charged.

"The public service has provided for Victorians well over the years, but there is always room for improvement and taxpayers deserve the best service we can give them without raising costs," Mr Baillieu said.

He added that the changes were being undertaken to bring the state into line with more modern practises and would support growth across the board.

According to Mr Baillieu delivery of service and more efficient operations are a focus of the taskforce.

"This is about generating improved outcomes for Victorians who now require more choices in the services they get and greater access to those services," he asserted.

Posted by Charlie Moore