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The Government's new $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund

February 2018

Morrison Low has a long history of supporting Australian councils obtain regional development grants through competitive processes. It is a long established practice there for funding rural and region...

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NSW Road Maintenance Council Contracts (RMCC) and National Prequalification for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts

December 2017

Feedback from Road Maintenance Council Contracts (RMCC) stakeholders suggests that future engagement models for council road maintenance contracts will require individual councils to be prequalified u...

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Joint Organisations

November 2017

It has been a long time coming but Joint Organisations are now here. After the last few years it will be interesting to see how the industry reacts to this latest voluntary program of the Office of Lo...

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Cost of Growth

November 2017

Investment in the infrastructure required to support a growing population comes with significant risk for local authorities.  Failure to get it right means that ratepayers are funding that growth.

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Special Schedule 7 to be completed soon

August 2017

With the preparation of the 2016/17 financial statements well underway it is essential to have reliable and accurate reporting of your organisation’s infrastructure needs. Having a reliable, repeatabl...

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Special Schedule 7

June 2017

By now we all appreciate the importance of fully understanding our organisation’s infrastructure needs and the importance of infrastructure reporting via Special Schedule 7. Having a reliable, repeata...

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Fixing Country Rail Funding Round Now Open

May 2017

 "Fixing Country Rail is a program to fund rail infrastructure enhancement projects that eliminate connectivity constraints on the NSW regional rail network and reduce the cost to market for regional ...

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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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