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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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All in or all out – the waste services dilemma facing those in the middle

November 2016

Presenter:  Ewen Skinner & Alice GracePresentation title:   All in or all out – the waste services dilemma facing those in the middleEvent: WasteMINZ Conference 2016Date: Tuesday 18 OctoberSession: Pl...

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Addition to our Housing Team

Housing

November 2016

Morrison Low is pleased to announce that Trevor Wetmore has joined Morrison Low’s Housing Team. Trevor’s long experience in the Community Housing sector adds significant depth and expertise to our team.  Community Housing is a natural extension of the Morrison Low existing management consulting offer to government, local government and the not for profit sector.

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Central government and local government collaboration critical to infrastructure planning

November 2016

New Zealand’s National Infrastructure Unit of The Treasury recently announced updates on infrastructure plans including the National State of Infrastructure Report 2016. Two key themes are:1. Central ...

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Leadership changes at Morrison Low

October 2016

Karen Price, the Chair of Morrison Low Group, is excited by recent leadership changes at Morrison Low:“These appointments reflect a two year process transitioning our leadership and positioning Morris...

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Considering Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

October 2016

National Policy Statements (NPSs) are issued by the Government to provide direction to local government about matters of national significance. The introduction of the NPS for Freshwater Management 20...

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