Projects



Australia


Goulburn Mulwaree Council's Strategic Asset Management Plans

Location:

Goulburn

In May 2019, Morrison Low commenced work on developing ten-year asset management plans and an overarching asset management strategy for Goulburn Mulwaree Council, in accordance with IIMM and IPWEA NAMS guidelines.

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Project Management Framework, Manual and Tools

Client:

Tamworth Regional Council

Location:

Tamworth

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.

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Sustainability Through Service Reviews

Client:

City of Canada Bay Council

Location:

New South Wales

The City of Canada Bay was faced with the challenge of providing fit for purpose assets over the long term while remaining financially sustainable. To achieve this, Council engaged Morrison Low to work with them to assist them in this journey.

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The Road to Financial Sustainability and Resilience

Client:

Balranald Shire Council

Location:

New South Wales

Balranald Shire Council was assessed by NSW Treasury Corporation as not financially sustainable and Council had been issued with a Performance Improvement Order to address its financial position.

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Financial Sustainability Business Case

Armidale Regional Council recently needed to review the Council’s Financial Policy and Strategy for the years 2017/2021 and also their Long Term Financial Plan. Their objective was to review Council’s long term sustainability given the range of challenges and opportunities following the recent merger.

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Commercial Opportunities - Shell Cove Marina

Client:

Shellharbour City Council

Council needed commercial analysis of a range of business opportunities associated with the development of the Shell Cove Marina, culminating in a number of recommendations for Council. Morrison Low developed governance, capital and returns matrix models for comparative evaluation.

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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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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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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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Service review leads to over $2M in savings

Client:

Leichhardt Municipal Council

Location:

Sydney

Leichhardt Council identified a shortfall in funding for the renewal and maintenance of existing infrastructure. Before seeking a Special Rate Variation the Council embarked on an ambitious, wide ranging and ultimately very successful service review to identify opportunities to reduce costs and increase revenue.

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