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New Accountabilities for Integrated Improvement Plans

March 2017

In December last year the Office of Local Government (OLG) released Circular 16-19 confirming that the Office intends to monitor councils’ performance against the Fit for the Future (FFTF) benchmarks ...

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Is your Project Investment Ready?

February 2017

You wouldn’t expect a private investor to commit funds to a project without a high degree of confidence that it was ‘investment ready’, based on information provided and their own due diligence.  It i...

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Regional communities enjoy the benefits of $80 million in funding

January 2017

Morrison Low has built an expert team of financial analysts, economists, engineers and business case specialists who have developed an extensive track record of assisting councils prepare funding appl...

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Social Housing Management Transfer Program

December 2016

In 2017 the NSW Government will set in motion a Social Housing Management Transfer tender. It will transform community housing providers operating in NSW. The gross revenue from this tender will be an...

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Morrison Low appointed to multiple sub-categories on New Zealand’s All of Government Panel

December 2016

As part of the All-of-Government (AoG) Consultancy Services solution, MBIE has established the Business and Finance solution that offers eligible government agencies specialist advice and competitive ...

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Shared services - the real benefits

December 2016

Shared Services are about building capacity and service sustainability for greater customer satisfaction.As we know, local government faces a continuing challenge to find ways to improve their organis...

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Victoria - Rates Capping

December 2016

The Victorian rate capping environment is going to force considerable changes in the way councils plan and operate.In December 2015 the Victorian State Government passed a law that caps the amount tha...

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Sustainability implications of the 1.5% rate peg

December 2016

With the recent announcement of the 2017/18 rate peg increase of 1.5%, most councils must be wondering how they can remain sustainable given increased community demand and the greater increase in cost...

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The potential impact of proposed NSW rating changes

December 2016

IPART delivers its final recommendations to the minister this month (December). The draft report proposed a number of changes designed to give councils more flexibility, and the proposals, if implemen...

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Determining agreed service levels

December 2016

One of the required changes to infrastructure reporting in Special Schedule 7 is a new ratio, the cost to bring assets to an agreed service level. The inclusion of this ratio is mandatory in the Finan...

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