A selection of interesting projects that we have recently undertaken or are undertaking is listed below

A 30 year strategy for managing infrastructure

Thames-Coromandel District Council, commissioned Morrison Low to assist with preparing the Council’s first 30 year Infrastructure Strategy. Councils are responsible for planning for and managing significant assets on behalf of their residents and ratepayers. The Local Government Act 2002, now requires Councils to prepare a 30 year Infrastructure Strategy that outlines significant infrastructure issues and how Council plans to manage them over the period covered by the strategy.

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Thames-Coromandel District Council

Location

Thames-Coromandel

Developing an Open Spaces Strategy for Southland

Morrison Low was engaged to assist Southland District Council to develop an Open Spaces Strategy that would guide Council’s provision, planning and management of open spaces to meet current and future needs. Southland District Council owns around 1250 hectares of open space, including undeveloped natural areas, stands of bush, parks, esplanades and reserves, gardens and planted areas, sports fields, playgrounds and other recreational areas. But the Southland population is changing and Southland District Council wanted to ensure that this was taken into account when planning for and providing open space across the district.

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Client

Southland District Council

Location

Southland District

High growth brings infrastructure challenges

Morrison Low was engaged by a large, high growth, urban council to assist with the development of the Council’s first Infrastructure Strategy. Councils are responsible for planning for and managing significant assets on behalf of their residents and ratepayers. The Local Government Act 2002, now requires Councils to prepare a 30 year Infrastructure Strategy that outlines significant infrastructure issues and how Council plans to manage them over the period of the strategy.

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Client

A Large Urban Council

Location

New Zealand

Developing an Infrastructure Strategy

Councils are responsible for planning and managing significant assets on behalf of their ratepayers. The Local Government Act 2002 now requires Councils to prepare a 30 year Infrastructure Strategy that outlines significant infrastructure issues and how Council plans to manage them over the 30 year period.

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Client

Central Hawke's Bay District Council

Location

Central Hawke's Bay

Investigation of a Kāpiti Coast Unitary Authority

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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Client

Kāpiti Coast District Council

Location

Wellington

Waste MINZ Article

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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Client

Waste Minz

Location

New Zealand and Australia

New Contract Model Achieves Savings

Noise control is a statutory duty of Auckland Council under the Resource Management Act to 'take action to control instances of excessive noise'. Noise Control services were provided across the Auckland region by external contractors under seven legacy council contracts. There were inconsistent levels of service and bases of payment across these contracts. Auckland Council hoped to procure new contracts that addressed these issues, with a target of saving between 5% and 20% of the budget for the service.

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Client

Auckland Council

Location

Auckland

Client

Carterton, Masterton and South Wairarapa District Councils

Location

Wairarapa