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Section 17A service reviews – what we have learned…

October 2016

In August we passed the 12 month countdown for when the first round of Section 17A service delivery reviews are required to be completed under the Local Government Act…how on track are you?

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Asset management health check to assist your 2018 LTP

October 2016

In our February 2016 newsletter we wrote about ‘Asset Management Planning in the next 12 months’ that covered the Office of the Auditor General’s expectation for information in the 2016/17 year. The p...

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Closed landfill provisions – will you be setting aside the right amount?

October 2016

As part of their long term budgeting processes, councils decide how much money to put aside for the monitoring and maintenance of their closed landfills. This money is accounted for as a provision in ...

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An opportunity for regional strategic plans

September 2016

Regional collaboration and partnering with the state are foundational platforms of the NSW Government’s proposal to establish Joint Organisations (JO). The Background Paper: Joint Organisations Toward...

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Automating council improvement plans and service reviews

September 2016

Morrison Low is pleased to announce the release of its new electronic process to capture service improvements and seamlessly model these improvements against Councils’ Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) ...

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It may be shovel ready, but is your project funding ready?

September 2016

It is common for councils to have a list of capital projects which they are unable to fund only from their own budget, and for which external funding is vital for their achievement.  These projects ar...

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On the right course

September 2016

Auckland Council has resolved a series of inter-connected issues by working with consultants Morrison Low to create a set of stormwater project identification guidelines. The guidance document was dev...

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Review of Official Information Act Processes and Management

July 2016

Morrison Low was recently commissioned to undertake a review of a large government agency’s Official Information Act (OIA) processes and management.  This high profile agency was concerned to understa...

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Is the Library brand really as strong as it needs to be….?

Community

July 2016

Is the library brand really as strong as it needs to be to survive and to thrive?I put this to a room of librarians a few weeks ago in a slightly more challenging way and thankfully they didn’t throw ...

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Roads Benchmarking Program for 2016/17 Kicks Off

June 2016

The Yardstick Roads Benchmarking Program for 2016/17 is now open for new and existing members, with the 2015/16 results showing a significant variation in costs between metropolitan and rural councils...

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