Projects



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LTP Quality Assurance and Support

Client:

Gisborne District Council

Location:

Gisborne

Auckland Council's Parks Sports and Recreation Department (now known as the Community Services and Facility Units) commissioned Morrison Low to assist with identifying significant savings in the proposed ten year renewal budgets for the regional and local sports parks activities, as part of the 2015 Long Term Plan process.

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Housing Action Plan and Housing Project Office

Client:

Auckland Council

Location:

Auckland

Auckland Council set itself up to focus on the “housing crisis” it faces. Morrison Low has provided assistance over the past six years on a range of areas.

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Housing for Older Persons - Community Housing Provider Partnership

Client:

Auckland Council / The Selwyn Foundation

Location:

Auckland

Morrison Low was engaged to provide advice and manage the procurement process to identify a Community Housing Provider to partner with Auckland Council. This new partnership was tasked to manage an older persons housing portfolio of 1,412 properties with the aim of improving services and upgrading the existing standard of housing to ultimately increase the number of properties.

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Merger Transition Plan for Cumberland Council

Client:

Cumberland Council

Location:

NSW

Morrison Low was brought in by the three former councils merged into the Cumberland Council. Holroyd, Auburn and Parramatta City Councils engaged us to develop a merger transition plan to guide what, at that stage, was a likely merger in the future. Within ten days of starting the project, the merger was announced. The new council was in a good position to undertake the immediate transition requirements due to the pre-merger preparation. The priority was to ensure that customers were able to conduct the usual business and informed staff were enabled to do so.

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Building more realistic renewal programs

Client:

Wairoa District Council

Location:

Wairoa

Challenging the assumption that existing renewal forecasts are realistic was key to a partnership project between Morrison Low and a rural district council, intended to test the theory of asset design lives and service levels against available data.

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Potentially a First for Local Government in New Zealand

Client:

The Local Government Commission

Location:

Wairarapa

The Local Government Commission (the Commission) is utilising a reformed approach to investigate re-organisation proposals for the Wairarapa. The Commission has developed six potential Local Government Options in conjunction with the community, Councillors from the Wairarapa and the Greater Wellington Regional Council. The options range from the Status Quo, a Wairarapa District Council through to a Wairarapa Unitary Council. Included in the options are potential new governance structures that would involve sharing governance responsibilities between the regional and district council. If implemented, these will be a first for New Zealand.

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Shared Services Model

Client:

Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Shire Councils

Location:

NSW

Morrison Low has been jointly engaged by Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Shire Councils to develop a shared services model that will implement their resource sharing strategy. The two councils entered into a resource sharing strategy which identified objectives and guiding principles.

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Health Check of Earthquake Affected Councils

Client:

Department of Internal Affairs,Treasury, MCDEM

Location:

Wellington

A high level ‘health check’ on the financial health and ability of the Kaikoura and Hurunui Councils to deliver substantial rebuild programmes as a result of the devastating Kaikoura earthquakes of 2016.

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Funding for Renewal of Chatham Islands’ Lifeline Wharf Secured

Client:

Department of Internal Affairs

Location:

Chatham Islands

Morrison Low’s understanding of the interface between Central and Local Government proved invaluable when commissioned by the Department of Internal Affairs to develop a Better Business Case for redevelopment of the Chatham Islands’ only commercial wharf.

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Value for Money Tradeoffs

Client:

Two separate Not for Profit enterprises

Location:

New Zealand and Australia

The one charity is an iconic and mature organisation with desires to widen and deepen their offering in a number of ways; the other is relatively new with significant expansion opportunities, some involving large capital investment others ranging into new markets and new services including via acquisition. Both needed to make value for money tradeoff decisions of what they could afford to do and absorb organisationally.

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