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Waste Assessments and Section 17A

June 2016

Lately, councils have been asking us here at Morrison Low whether a Section 17A Review is needed for waste services given there is already a need to assess options for their Waste Assessments. Our vie...

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Enabling reform

June 2016

The Government proactively released its policy paper on the next tranche of reform of the Local Government Act 2002 (it’s available on the Department of Internal Affairs website).  We at Morrison Low ...

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Webinar: Procurement Essentials – strategic context for waste services (hosted by WasteMinz)

April 2016

Below is a recording of the webinar on Procurement Essentials – strategic context for waste services, as well as the accompanying presentation. The webinar was held on Tuesday 5 April 2016 and was pre...

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Develop a Compelling Business Case for Grant Funding

Grant Funding, Business Case

March 2016

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 clients prepare funding applications for infrastructure grants.

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A streamlined approach to achieving your Section 17A Review goals by August 2017

March 2016

With the first round of Section 17A – Delivery of Service reviews required to be completed by August 2017, now is the time for councils to ensure they are on track and prepared for a year which will be heavily influenced by local body elections. 

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The next stage of reform and your influence as leaders

March 2016

Merger transition thinking and action has commenced. That means it’s time to look to the horizon and imagine the future state of councils. Yes, there will be an enormous resource burden on the transit...

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Community self-determination vs efficient local government

March 2016

The recent Boundaries Commission process served to highlight the passion some communities have for their councils and why community identity is such a key part of what local government stands for.  Si...

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Morrison Low Reviews Complaints System for Government Agency

February 2016

A Government Agency’s need for a more robust system for managing complaints about its staff drove a recent review of its complaints system. 

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Why the 2018/2028 LTP is a priority right now!

February 2016

Gathering the right information by June 2017 is a priority milestone if you want to be ready to debate and finalise your strategy and plans for consultation in early 2018. 

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Long Term Financial Plans

August 2015

Morrison Low analysed a number of long term financial plans while working with councils across NSW during the recent Fit for the Future process. The long term financial plans formed the basis of forecasting against the financial benchmarks as well as the asset based benchmarks such as the maintenance, renewals and backlog ratios. The information in the plans varied considerably between councils and we found a number of common themes across the documents and reporting structures that can and should be improved.

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