One of Morrison Low's specific fields of expertise is in road management, construction and maintenance, and it was within this area that Oberon Council engaged us to undertake an operational service review.
Morrison Low has built up extensive experience in the preparation of business cases for infrastructure, in accordance with the NSW Treasury’s Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis. Our recent work has included undertaking business cases for Blayney Shire Council, Kyogle Council and Tweed Shire Council.
Our community facility business cases and capital expenditure reviews have included projects for Hornsby Shire Council, Federation Council and Goulburn Mulwaree Council.
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.
Tamworth Regional Council
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.
City of Canada Bay Council
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.
Balranald Shire Council
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.
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.
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.
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.