Morrison Low is working with a number of the merged councils to establish new, equitable rating structures, harmonising rates across each LGA. These councils are using the opportunity to revisit first principles, aligning council revenue strategy with service level commitments and the funding requirements for services and infrastructure.
The latest announcement about three waters reform is out and is broadly in line with what was expected. There has been no backward step by the government.
Morrison Low is thrilled to join the NAMS Partner Programme in New Zealand to support the industry and provide strategic thinking around asset management as a solution to infrastructure issues.
Morrison Low is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Savet Ward as a non-executive director of Morrison Low Holdings.
At Morrison Low we are proud to have Joan Davidson, current Chair of the Young Water Professionals, on our team. Joan will be attending the 2018 Water NZ Conference & Expo next week in acknowledgement of 60 years of Water New Zealand.
After a sprint in August 2017 to have Section 17A service reviews completed we are seeing a number of councils take a more considered approach to service reviews in 2018. With the statutory compliance aspect now in the past, councils are now seemingly realising the benefits of undertaking a comprehensive review of services.
With the New Zealand Government reviewing how the three waters (drinking water, wastewater and stormwater) are managed, it appears that New Zealand is on the cusp of significant change to the way the water industry operates.
Morrison Low is pleased to announce Kevin Best as the new Chair of Morrison Low Holdings. Kevin takes over as Chair from Karen Price at an important time for the company.
Senior Consultant Alice Grace and Deborah Lind from Queenstown Local District Council recently wrote an article on the challenges, options and decision-making processes behind a bold new scheme tackling Queenstown's waste concerns.
A new article by Kitty Waghorn, Waste Asset Manager at Waimakariri District Council, on recent changes to the waste management system was published in LG Magazine.