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What does the Election Result mean for Local Government?

October 2017

As of today no one really knows.We do know that New Zealand First will play an important role in government going forward – whether it be part of the next government or from the cross benches.We won’t...

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Special Schedule 7 to be completed soon

August 2017

With the preparation of the 2016/17 financial statements well underway it is essential to have reliable and accurate reporting of your organisation’s infrastructure needs. Having a reliable, repeatabl...

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Special Schedule 7

June 2017

By now we all appreciate the importance of fully understanding our organisation’s infrastructure needs and the importance of infrastructure reporting via Special Schedule 7. Having a reliable, repeata...

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Section 17A Service Delivery Reviews – the end is not in sight

May 2017

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Fixing Country Rail Funding Round Now Open

May 2017

 "Fixing Country Rail is a program to fund rail infrastructure enhancement projects that eliminate connectivity constraints on the NSW regional rail network and reduce the cost to market for regional ...

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Tourism Infrastructure Fund – making the most of Central Government funding

Grant Funding

May 2017

The Government has announced an increase to the available co-funding for tourism infrastructure.  While this announcement is likely to be warmly received by the local government sector, based on the p...

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Evolution of a new relationship

April 2017

The relationship between Morrison Low and Bruce Robertson continues to evolve. Bruce left the Office of the Auditor General in 2015 after 34 years and has been with Morrison Low since. Joining Morriso...

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New Accountabilities for Integrated Improvement Plans

March 2017

In December last year the Office of Local Government (OLG) released Circular 16-19 confirming that the Office intends to monitor councils’ performance against the Fit for the Future (FFTF) benchmarks ...

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New take on Yardstick Roads Benchmarking and learnings from the previous year

March 2017

Our 2017 Yardstick Roads Benchmarking program is different. It is not just another benchmarking program which compares one council’s performances to another.  It is an improved, effective, user-friend...

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Merging Councils

March 2017

Now that the dust has settled on the May 2016 NSW mergers, and business as usual structures, resources and systems are being locked in place, many councils are turning their mind to identifying their ...

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