Morrison Low was commissioned to complete a service delivery review (Section 17A review) for the delivery of three councils' waste services.
Morrison Low is proud to be working alongside the five councils of Hawke’s Bay in a major project to review three waters service delivery options for the region. Working collaboratively means this project is at the forefront of water reform in New Zealand.
Morrison Low was engaged to assist two councils with joint procurement for their refuse and recycling collection services.
Morrison Low has been engaged by a central agency to be an independent advisor to internal quality of policy advice processes. This project has involved regularly reviewing a suite of papers against the New Zealand Policy Quality Framework. Morrison Low scores papers against the framework, and then participates in panel reviews to allow management to assess and calibrate performance in developing advice. This engagement takes place on an ongoing basis to enable the organisation to monitor progress.
Morrison Low was appointed to develop three waste services business cases as part of council’s waste services review, using the New Zealand Treasury Better Business Case (BBC) approach. This is a systematic, robust method for assessing options supporting quality and consistent decision making.
Morrison Low was engaged at an early stage to provide technical and commercial oversight and expertise in the development of a regional landfill facility. This included a feasibility assessment and business case which assessed a range of ownership options.
Morrison Low was engaged to undertake a full review of council’s waste services using a single-stage business case approach in line with the New Zealand Treasury Better Business Case (BBC). Saving time, money, and resources, the council and Morrison Low were able to fulfill the requirements of a service delivery review in line with Section 17A of the Local Government Act (2002).
Ministry of Health
Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland
Morrison Low conducted an independent assessment on whether a national asset register was feasible as part of the National Asset Management Plan project for the Ministry of Health. As part of that assessment we identified some areas that could be strengthened in the health sector including raising asset management maturity and building sector capability.
Tamworth Regional Council
New South Wales
Tamworth Regional Council required a project management framework that accommodated a wide range of local government project sizes and types, as well as increasing the project management skills, knowledge and accountability within Council. Morrison Low's framework enabled a tailored process and set of tools to be embedded within the organisation as the sole approach that establishes the standard methodology, roles, responsibilities and reporting requirements for qualifying Councils' projects as well as the process by which they are managed.
Ministry for Primary Industries
Morrison Low provided independent advice to the Ministry for Primary Industries on the options available for the long-term ownership and delivery of the Plant Production Biosecurity Scheme (Scheme).