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Why is it all about the infrastructure backlog?

Client:

IPWEA Conference Presentation

Location:

IPWEA Conference

The infrastructure backlog in New South Wales has gained a lot of attention in recent months. Both the size of the backlog and the discrepancies in determining the size have been raising concerns. The Division for Local Government (NSW) estimates the infrastructure backlog for local government as $7.4 billion (at 30 June 2012) and the local government total nationally has previously been estimated at over $14 billion. Having no consistent definition of ‘the backlog’, nor methodology to calculate it and, in some cases, a lack of data to support the calculations makes relying on a single number difficult. Whatever the true number is, it is still significant.

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Investigation of a Kāpiti Coast Unitary Authority

Client:

Kāpiti Coast District Council

Location:

Wellington

In response to growing debate about the future of local government in the Wellington region, Kāpiti Coast District Council commissioned Morrison Low to undertake a high level investigation of the financial implications of the formation of a Unitary Council for the Kāpiti Coast.

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WasteMINZ Article

Client:

WasteMINZ

Location:

New Zealand and Australia

An article written by Ewen Skinner and Sue Hamilton regarding the similarities and differences between New Zealand and Australian councils with the procurement of waste collection and disposal services.

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Analysing and modelling the impacts of council mergers

Client:

Metropolitan, regional and rural councils

Location:

New South Wales

Throughout 2015 and the first part of 2016 Morrison Low has supported over 50 NSW councils in responding to the government’s Fit for the Future reform program.

Our work over this time has covered virtually every area of the process but in particular focused on providing information and support to councils so that they could answer two key aspects of the process councils were required to respond on

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Strategic Asset Management

Client:

Auckland Council's Parks Sports and Recreation Department (now known as the Community Services and Facility Units)

Location:

Auckland

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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Asset Management and LTPs

Client:

Thames-Coromandel District Council

Location:

Thames-Coromandel

Morrison Low was commissioned by Thames Coromandel District Council for a suite of strategic asset management projects in preparation for the 2015 Long Term Plan. Each project was tailored to match the manager’s specific needs including capability, timeframes and available internal resourcing.

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